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Title: Second order classical perturbation theory for the sticking probability of heavy atoms scattered on surfaces

A second order classical perturbation theory is developed to calculate the sticking probability of a particle scattered from an uncorrugated thermal surface. An analytic expression for the temperature dependent energy loss of the particle to the surface is derived by employing a one-dimensional generalized Langevin equation. The surface temperature reduces the energy loss, since the thermal surface transfers energy to the particle. Using a Gaussian energy loss kernel and the multiple collision theory of Fan and Manson [J. Chem. Phys. 130, 064703 (2009)], enables the determination of the fraction of particles trapped on the surface after subsequent momentum reversals of the colliding particle. This then leads to an estimate of the trapping probability. The theory is tested for the model scattering of Ar on a LiF(100) surface. Comparison with numerical simulations shows excellent agreement of the analytical theory with simulations, provided that the energy loss is determined by the second order perturbation theory.
Authors:
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  1. Chemical Physics Department, Weizmann Institute of Science, 76100 Rehovot (Israel)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22493519
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Chemical Physics; Journal Volume: 143; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; ARGON; ATOMS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; ENERGY LOSSES; ENERGY TRANSFER; KERNELS; LANGEVIN EQUATION; LITHIUM FLUORIDES; ONE-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; PARTICLES; PERTURBATION THEORY; SURFACES; TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE; TRAPPING