Institute of Functional Interfaces

Diffraction patterns of He atoms from the MgO(100) surface calculated by the close-coupling method

  • chair:

    Martinez-Casado, R. / Mayer, B. / Miret-Artes, S. / Traeger, F. / Wöll, Ch. (2007)

  • place:

    J. Phys. Cond. Matt (2007), 19, 305006

  • Date: 2007
  • Martinez-Casado, R. / Mayer, B. / Miret-Artes, S. / Traeger, F. / Wöll, Ch. (2007): "Diffraction patterns of He atoms from the MgO(100) surface calculated by the close-coupling method". In: J. Phys. Cond. Matt (2007), 19, 305006

Abstract

An analysis of He diffraction data for the MgO(001) surface which goes beyond hard-wall eikonal approximations is presented. In a first step, a model potential, for which the form of a corrugated Morse potential is chosen, is set up using the eikonal approximation in connection with an effective corrugation function.

The obtained corrugation amplitude is compared to results from density-functional theory calculations of the He–MgO interaction. In a second step, this model potential is used for close-coupling (CC) calculations of He diffraction intensities. A kinematical analysis of the system He/MgO is given. The results on the He diffraction intensities are in good agreement with the experiment.


 

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