Monte-Carlo calculations of keV electron and positron slowing down in solids

S. Valkealahti, R. M. Nieminen

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A Monte-Carlo simulation technique based on the screened Rutherford differential cross section for the elastic scattering and Gryzinski's semiempirical expression for the inelastic core and valence electron excitation is used to describe electrons and positrons slowing down in solids. The theoretical results are compared with the experimental backscattering, absorption and transmission results for aluminum, silicon, copper, and gold thin film and semi-infinite targets and good agreement is observed. The simulated stopping profiles are fitted with a simple analytic expression. The profiles are Laplace-transformed to give a useful data base for analyzing phenomena associated with slow positron re-emission from solids.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-106
Number of pages12
JournalApplied Physics A Solids and Surfaces
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 1983
Externally publishedYes
Publication typeNot Eligible


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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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