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Physical Review Letters
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Observation of direct inelastic scattering in the presence of trapping-desorption scattering: Xe on Pt(111)

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Velocity and angular distributions for Xe scattered from clean Pt(111) have been observed which permit the scattering process to be experimentally divided into a direct inelastic channel and a trapping-desorption channel. The trapping-desorption channel leads to Maxwellian velocity distributions at the surface temperature and a cos angular dependence, while the direct inelastic channel exhibits a linear relationship between exit kinetic energy and both incident kinetic energy and surface temperature. © 1979 The American Physical Society.

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15 Oct 1979

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Physical Review Letters

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