Quantum scattering of neon from a nanotextured surface

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Levi, A.C.; Huang, C.; Allison, W.; MacLaren, D.A.;
(2009)
  • Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing Ltd.
  • Subject: QC
    arxiv: Physics::Chemical Physics

Phonon exchange is the usual cause of decoherence in atom–surface scattering. By including quantum effects in the treatment of Debye–Waller scattering, we show that phonon exchange becomes ineffective when the relevant phonon frequencies are high. The result explains th... View more
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