Sticking probability of He4 on solid surfaces at low temperature

M. Sinvani, M. W. Cole, D. L. Goodstein

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Abstract

The first low-temperature (<4 K) determination of the sticking probability S of a He4 atom on a solid surface is presented. It is found that 23S<1 for a thermal distribution of incident atoms with beam temperature 10 to 20 K. This result is not affected by the presence of a preadsorbed, 1-monolayer He film.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)188-191
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume51
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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