Statistical equilibrium in particle channeling

B. A. Davidson, Leonard C Feldman, J. Bevk, J. P. Mannaerts

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We have used a unique sample configuration consisting of thin, epitaxial films of Ge sandwiched within a Si(100) lattice to explore the conditions for statistical equilibrium in particle channeling. Indications of nonequilibrium came about from a strong asymmetry in the off-normal angular scans. We find the depth necessary to achieve statistical equilibrium to be ∼2200 Å for 1.8 MeV He particle channeling along the Si〈110〉 direction. This measurement provides a useful guide for the interpretation of channeling experiments in a variety of near-surface applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-137
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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