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.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)