Atomistic simulation of the interaction of slow protons with an iron surface

V. Rosato, A. Ventura

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We have studied the dynamical behaviour of low-energy protons (1.0 eV≤E in≤50 eV) interacting with a Fe {100} surface at T=300 K, by means of molecular-dynamics simulations. The inelastic energy losses have been taken into account by means of a friction term proportional to the projectile velocity and depending on the instantaneous local electronic density experienced by the projectile. For a given incident energy and irradiation geometry, we have estimated the particle and energy reflection coefficients and obtained a detailed evaluation of the different contributions (elastic and inelastic) to the energy loss of the reflected particles. © 1993 Società Italiana di Fisica.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1263 - 1272
Number of pages10
JournalNuovo Cimento della Societa Italiana di Fisica D - Condensed Matter, Atomic, Molecular and Chemical Physics, Biophysics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1993
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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