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Desorption stimulated by electronic excitations

The methods and the experimental technique for investigating desorption stimulated by electronic excitations (DSEE) under electron and photon irradiation of the surface of a solid are described. The most general experimental results of DSEE research on adsorption systems with different kinds of bonding are systematized. The basic DSEE models involving single- and multi-electron excitations are discussed as well as the effect on the characteristics of DSEE of relaxation of excitations as a particle is moved away from the surface. Various applications of methods based on DSEE for studying the condition of the surface of a solid and the processes occurring on it are described. The prospects of predicting stability under irradiation of adsorption systems and film coverings when their electronic subsystem is excited are discussed.

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PACS: 68.43.Mn, 79.20.La (all)
DOI: 10.1070/PU1989v032n07ABEH002737
Citation: Ageev V N, Burmistrova O P, Kuznetsov Yu A "Desorption stimulated by electronic excitations" Sov. Phys. Usp. 32 588–604 (1989)
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Оригинал: Агеев В Н, Бурмистрова О П, Кузнецов Ю А «Десорбция, стимулированная электронными возбуждениями» УФН 158 389–420 (1989); DOI: 10.3367/UFNr.0158.198907b.0389

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