Kinetic electron excitation in atomic collision cascades.

Abstract

The kinetic excitation of electrons upon bombardment of a solid surface with energetic ions is investigated. Using a metal-insulator-metal junction, hot electrons produced by the projectile impact are detected with excitation energies well below the vacuum level. The results provide information that cannot be accessed by electron emission experiments. The… (More)

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