Focused scattering of low energy Li+ from Mo(001): Experimental and computer simulation results

S. H. Overbury*, P. C. Stair, P. A. Agron

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The azimuthal dependence of the energy distribution of Li+, specularly scattered from Mo(001), has been obtained for several incident energies Ei. The energy distributions exhibit one or two peaks, which always lie below the kinematical single scattering energy and which have intensity and energy that depend upon the azimuth. Due to trajectory focusing, the intensity is strongly peaked along the [100] azimuth for Ei ≲ 500 eV, but at higher Ei the intensity enhancement is shifted toward the [310] azimuth. Results of computer simulation give reasonable agreement with experimental observations. Analysis of the simulated trajectories allows identification of the scattering mechanisms which contribute to each portion of the spectrum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)377-395
Number of pages19
JournalSurface Science
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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