The angular distribution of ions desorbing from the surface of a solid is studied theoretically. Specific calculations for oxygen adsorbed on the (100) face of tungsten are presented. The angular patterns result from the three-dimensional spatial variations in the ion-solid potential surface. Details of the pattern are found to vary sensitively with changes in the surface geometry.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Physical Review Letters|
|State||Published - 1976|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)