Angular symmetry of the ion scattering surface yield for large outerlayer relaxations

Robert Culbertson, J. H. Barrett, S. P. Withrow

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The calculated angular dependence of the ion scattering surface yield for incidence near the [101] axis of Au(110) is investigated as a function of first layer relaxation. A reversal of the asymmetry of the angular dependence is observed for both large contractions and large expansions. This reversal results from shadowing in the ion flux distribution near atoms along the [101] row.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)451-458
Number of pages8
JournalSurface Science
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2 1985
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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