Electronic excitation in metals through hyperthermal atoms

D.A. Kovacs, T. Babkina, Timo Gans, U. Czarnetzki, D. Diesing

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A hyperthermal hydrogen/deuterium atom beam source with a defined energy distribution has been employed to investigate the kinetically induced electron emission from noble metal surfaces. A monotonous increase in the emission yield was found for energies between 15 and 200 eV. This, along with an observed isotope effect, is described in terms of a model based on Boltzmann type electron energy distributions.
Original languageEnglish
Article number019
Pages (from-to)5224-5229
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Physics D: Applied Physics
Volume39 (24)
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 2006


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Kovacs, D. A., Babkina, T., Gans, T., Czarnetzki, U., & Diesing, D. (2006). Electronic excitation in metals through hyperthermal atoms. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 39 (24)(24), 5224-5229. [019]. https://doi.org/10.1088/0022-3727/39/24/019