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Experimental Observation of the Strong Influence of Crystal Orientation on Electron Rutherford Backscattering Spectra

Vos, Maarten; Aizel, Koceila; Winkelmann, Aimo


In Electron Rutherford Backscattering Spectroscopy (ERBS) energetic electrons (in our case up to 40 keV) impinge on a target and one measures the energy of elastically scattered electrons. This energy depends on the mass of the scattering atom, due to the recoil effect. This technique thus provides information about the sample composition. For single crystals the interaction of the projectile electron with the crystal potential modifies the angular intensity distribution of the scattered...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Surface Science
DOI: 10.1016/j.susc.2010.02.016


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