Eur. Phys. J. AP
Volume 19, Number 2, August 2002
|Page(s)||89 - 94|
|Section||Surfaces, Interfaces and Films|
|Published online||24 July 2002|
Electron slowing down in solid targets: Monte-Carlo calculations
University of M'sila, 28000, M'sila, Algeria
2 Max-Planck Institut für Physik Komplexer Systeme, Nöthnitzer, Strae 38, 01187 Dresden, Germany
3 Physics Department, College of Science, University of Constantine, 25000, Constantine, Algeria
4 Institute of Mechanical Engineering, University of M'sila, 28000, M'sila, Algeria
Corresponding author: N_Bouarissa@yahoo.fr
Revised: 2 May 2002
Accepted: 2 May 2002
Published online: 24 July 2002
We have performed Monte-Carlo simulations of slow electrons impinging on semi-infinite aluminum and copper in the energy range 0.5–4 keV. We present results for the backscattering coefficients, mean penetration depths and stopping profiles. Our results for the backscattering coefficients agree well with the experimental data within the limits of the statistical accuracy. The slight discrepancy between simulated and experimental results regarding the mean penetration depth is discussed.
PACS: 68.37.-d – Microscopy of surfaces, interfaces, and thin films / 68.37.Nq – Low energy electron microscopy (LEEM)
© EDP Sciences, 2002
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