Plasmon model for excitation of secondary atoms in ion sputtering (comparison with electron-exchange models)

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A comparison between the electron-exchange and plasmon models used to describe the excitation of secondary atoms has been performed. The revealed ill-defined parameters of the compared models enable us to infer that these models are nonequivalent and that their synthesis is required for a comprehensive description of the formation of outer atomic shells beyond an electron system of metal when an atom escapes from a solid.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)787-789
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Surface Investigation
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2008


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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