Recent work on electronically induced desorption of surface atoms and molecules resulting from the impact of electrons and UV photons with surfaces is reported. Since the overwhelming majority of emitted particles are neutral, emphasis is given to studies of excited and ground state desorbed neutral atoms and molecules. In particular, first measurements of velocity distributions of desorbed particles obtained using laser induced fluorescence are discussed.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics