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Solid State Communications
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Importance of the polarization forces in He-metal surface interaction potential

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In this paper we describe coupled channel calculation for atom-surface scattering for arbitrary potentials. We study, for the first time, the effect of the polarization-van der Waals forces. It is concluded that these forces are important for defining the repulsive part of the atom-metal surface potential. We study the He-Ni (110) system and present good agreement with experimental data for energies between 20 and 250 meV. © 1983.

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01 Jan 1983

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Solid State Communications

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