Determination of channeling probability from transmitted-particle energy spectra

M. R. Altman, L. C. Feldman, W. M. Gibson

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The channeling probability for 5.0 MeV protons in the {110} planes of silicon has been deduced from the transmitted-particle energy distribution. The fraction of the incident beam initially channeled is found to be substantially larger than that calculated from the usual interpretation of scattering measurements in channeling and nonchanneling directions. This discrepancy is ascribed to nonchanneled particles with trajectories which yield high probabilities for particle scattering but which have a small effect on the energy loss of the transmitted particles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)464-467
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1970

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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