A detailed molecular dynamics study has been performed in order to determine the influence of the interaction potential on the angles of ejection of oxygen atoms from an ion bombarded c(2 × 2) oxygen overlayer on Ni(001). The bonding site of the adsorbate appears to be the dominating factor which influences the angles of ejection. Changing the interaction potential affects the angular distribution similarly to varying the height of the adsorbate above the surface.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Surfaces and Interfaces
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Materials Chemistry