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Title: Non-Stueckelberg oscillatory behavior in ion-solid charge transfer

Abstract

Reionization of an ion colliding with a solid surface is possible when the atomic level of the ion crosses the Fermi level of the surface. We use a recently reported soluble model to show that a shift of the atomic level above the Fermi level comparable to the surface bandwidth leads to oscillations in the ion survival probability, even when Stueckelberg oscillations are absent. The competing mechanisms responsible for this interesting oscillatory behavior are elucidated and related to a previously unexpected interference between the initially full and empty metallic states.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Instituto de Fisica 'Gleb Wataghin', Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Caixa Postal 6165, 13083-970 Campinas, SP (Brazil)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20786322
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. A; Journal Volume: 72; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.72.062901; (c) 2005 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; CHARGE EXCHANGE; FERMI LEVEL; INTERFERENCE; ION COLLISIONS; IONIZATION; OSCILLATIONS; PROBABILITY; SOLIDS; SURFACES

Citation Formats

Pepino, R. T., and Kleiman, G. G. Non-Stueckelberg oscillatory behavior in ion-solid charge transfer. United States: N. p., 2005. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.72.0.
Pepino, R. T., & Kleiman, G. G. Non-Stueckelberg oscillatory behavior in ion-solid charge transfer. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.72.0.
Pepino, R. T., and Kleiman, G. G. Thu . "Non-Stueckelberg oscillatory behavior in ion-solid charge transfer". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.72.0.
@article{osti_20786322,
title = {Non-Stueckelberg oscillatory behavior in ion-solid charge transfer},
author = {Pepino, R. T. and Kleiman, G. G.},
abstractNote = {Reionization of an ion colliding with a solid surface is possible when the atomic level of the ion crosses the Fermi level of the surface. We use a recently reported soluble model to show that a shift of the atomic level above the Fermi level comparable to the surface bandwidth leads to oscillations in the ion survival probability, even when Stueckelberg oscillations are absent. The competing mechanisms responsible for this interesting oscillatory behavior are elucidated and related to a previously unexpected interference between the initially full and empty metallic states.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVA.72.0},
journal = {Physical Review. A},
number = 6,
volume = 72,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Dec 15 00:00:00 EST 2005},
month = {Thu Dec 15 00:00:00 EST 2005}
}