Diffraction of atoms from stepped surfaces: A semiclassical chaotic S-matrix study.

@article{Guantes1996DiffractionOA,
  title={Diffraction of atoms from stepped surfaces: A semiclassical chaotic S-matrix study.},
  author={Guantes and Borondo and Jaff{\'e} and Miret-Art{\'e}s},
  journal={Physical review. B, Condensed matter},
  year={1996},
  volume={53 21},
  pages={14117-14126}
}
The diffraction of atoms from stepped surfaces is treated using the semiclassical S-m trix theory. Two different regimes of the behavior of the classical trajectories, regular and chaotic, are considered. For the latter case, the diffraction order function presents a fractal structure, and there is an infinite number of trajectories connecting the initial… CONTINUE READING