Channeling regimes in ion surface scattering

A Robin*, W Heiland

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We report on surface channeling experiments of singly charged ions on single crystal surfaces of Pt(1 1 0) and Pd(1 1 0). Using a time-of-flight system installed in forward direction we analyze the energy distribution of the scattered projectiles. By variation of the primary energy and the angle of incidence we investigate effects of the perpendicular energy on the channeling features. The perpendicular energy is defined as E-perpendicular to = E(0)sin(2)psi with psi the angle of incidence. In combination with precise azimuthal rotations of the crystal, we are sensitive to axial channeling and obtain information about the limits of axial surface channeling. From a comparison with detailed trajectory calculations we find that axial channeling effects are most pronounced for a perpendicular energy between 5 and 20 eV. As a result, we obtain an exemplary channeling map for the interaction of nitrogen ions with the (1 x 2) reconstructed Pt(1 1 0) surface identifying different channeling regimes. (c) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-171
Number of pages7
JournalNuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section B-Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Publication statusPublished - Apr-2005
Event21st International Conference on Atomic Collisions in Solids - , Italy
Duration: 4-Jul-20049-Jul-2004


  • axial channeling
  • grazing ion surface scattering
  • energy loss
  • Pt(110)
  • Pd(110)
  • AL(110) SURFACE

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