Theory of Collision-Induced Ionization of Adsorbed Species on Solid Surfaces in the Presence of Laser Radiation.
ROCHESTER UNIV NY DEPT OF CHEMISTRY
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A formalism is proposed for treating the problem of ionization of adsorbed species on solid surfaces. The ionizing agents are taken to be impact atoms and laser radiation with frequency low compared to the inverse of characteristic collision times. The physical constraints of short collision times and low laser frequency then allow one to treat the adatom-surface-plus-field system under the quasi-static approximation QSA and the impact-atom-adatom-surface collision dynamics under the impulse approximation IMA. The latter leads to a time-dependent ionization cross-section which is factorizable into the square of an electron-atom scattering matrix element and a spectral function describing the energy-momentum distribution of electrons in the adatom-surface-plus-field system. The formalism focuses on the spectral function which is shown to be derivable from a single particle Greens function exactly calculable for the present problem. Author
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