Resonant neutralization of hyperthermal energy Na(+) ions impinging on Cu(100) surfaces is studied, focusing on two specific collision events: one in which the projectile is reflected off the surface, the other in which the incident atom penetrates the outer surface layers initiating a series of scattering processes, within the target, and coming out together with a single surface atom. A semi-empirical model potential is adopted that embeds: (i) the electronic structure of the sample, (ii) the central field of the projectile, and (iii) the contribution of the Cu atom ejected in multiple scattering events. The evolution of the ionization orbital of the scattered atom is simulated, backwards in time, using a wavepacket propagation algorithm. The output of the approach is the neutralization probability, obtained by projecting the time-reversed valence wavefunction of the projectile onto the initially filled conduction band states. The results are in agreement with available data from the literature (Keller et al 1995 Phys. Rev. Lett. 75 1654) indicating that the motion of surface atoms, exiting the targets with kinetic energies of the order of a few electronvolts, plays a significant role in the final charge state of projectiles. Resonant neutralization of hyperthermal energy Na + ions impinging on Cu(100) surfaces is studied, focusing on two specific collision events: one in which the projectile is reflected off the surface, the other in which the incident atom penetrates the outer surface layers initiating a series of scattering processes, within the target, and coming out together with a single surface atom. A semi-empirical model potential is adopted that embeds: (i) the electronic structure of the sample, (ii) the central field of the projectile, and (iii) the contribution of the Cu atom ejected in multiple scattering events. The evolution of the ionization orbital of the scattered atom is simulated, backwards in time, using a wavepacket propagation algorithm. The output of the approach is the neutralization probability, obtained by projecting the time-reversed valence wavefunction of the projectile onto the initially filled conduction band states. The results are in agreement with available data from the literature (Keller et al 1995 Phys. Rev. Lett. 75 1654) indicating that the motion of surface atoms, exiting the targets with kinetic energies of the order of a few electronvolts, plays a significant role in the final charge state of projectiles.

Charge transfer in single and multiple scattering events at metal surfaces: a wavepacket study of the Na+/Cu(100) system

SINDONA, Antonio;RICCARDI, Pierfrancesco;FALCONE, Giovanni
2010

Abstract

Resonant neutralization of hyperthermal energy Na(+) ions impinging on Cu(100) surfaces is studied, focusing on two specific collision events: one in which the projectile is reflected off the surface, the other in which the incident atom penetrates the outer surface layers initiating a series of scattering processes, within the target, and coming out together with a single surface atom. A semi-empirical model potential is adopted that embeds: (i) the electronic structure of the sample, (ii) the central field of the projectile, and (iii) the contribution of the Cu atom ejected in multiple scattering events. The evolution of the ionization orbital of the scattered atom is simulated, backwards in time, using a wavepacket propagation algorithm. The output of the approach is the neutralization probability, obtained by projecting the time-reversed valence wavefunction of the projectile onto the initially filled conduction band states. The results are in agreement with available data from the literature (Keller et al 1995 Phys. Rev. Lett. 75 1654) indicating that the motion of surface atoms, exiting the targets with kinetic energies of the order of a few electronvolts, plays a significant role in the final charge state of projectiles. Resonant neutralization of hyperthermal energy Na + ions impinging on Cu(100) surfaces is studied, focusing on two specific collision events: one in which the projectile is reflected off the surface, the other in which the incident atom penetrates the outer surface layers initiating a series of scattering processes, within the target, and coming out together with a single surface atom. A semi-empirical model potential is adopted that embeds: (i) the electronic structure of the sample, (ii) the central field of the projectile, and (iii) the contribution of the Cu atom ejected in multiple scattering events. The evolution of the ionization orbital of the scattered atom is simulated, backwards in time, using a wavepacket propagation algorithm. The output of the approach is the neutralization probability, obtained by projecting the time-reversed valence wavefunction of the projectile onto the initially filled conduction band states. The results are in agreement with available data from the literature (Keller et al 1995 Phys. Rev. Lett. 75 1654) indicating that the motion of surface atoms, exiting the targets with kinetic energies of the order of a few electronvolts, plays a significant role in the final charge state of projectiles.
Atomic, molecular, and ion beam impact and interactions with surfaces; Electron density of states and band structure of crystalline solids; Surface states, band structure, electron density of states
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