Calculation of the backscattering-channeling surface peak

I. Stensgaard, Leonard C Feldman, P. J. Silverman

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The backscattering-channeling spectrum exhibits a surface peak corresponding to the interaction of the beam with the first monolayer(s) of the crystal. Using Monte Carlo techniques we have calculated the surface peak intensity for a wide range of experimental conditions. We show that the results can be expressed as a function of one parameter, thus permitting the generation of an almost universal curve for surface peak estimates. The results are in reasonable agreement with experiment. A method of background subtraction from the surface peak is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)513-522
Number of pages10
JournalSurface Science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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