Hollow-atom probing of surfaces

J. Limburg

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Abstract

This paper discusses the mechanisms governing the formation and decay of hollow atoms in front of (semi) conducting and insulating surfaces. First, the primary neutralization of the highly charged ions is treated in terms of the classical overbarrier model. Different views are presented. Then the most energetic part (the filling of the K-shell hole) of the de-excitation of hydrogenic hollow atoms is treated in terms of a balance between L-shell filling rates and KLL Auger decay rates. Special attention is focused on the influence of the electronic structure of the different targets used on the deexcitation mechanisms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)298-302
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica Scripta
VolumeT73
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Event8th International Conference on the Physics of Highly Charged Ions (HCI-96) - , Japan
Duration: 23-Sep-199626-Sep-1996

Keywords

  • HIGHLY-CHARGED IONS
  • SLOW MULTICHARGED IONS
  • CLEAN GOLD SURFACE
  • IMAGE ACCELERATION
  • ELECTRON-EMISSION
  • GRAZING-INCIDENCE
  • METAL-SURFACES
  • AUGER-SPECTRA
  • CASCADE MODEL
  • SOLID-SURFACE

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