Alkali-metal segregation at glass surfaces during electron irradiation

A. Miotello, G. Cinque, P. Mazzoldi, C. G. Pantano

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It is shown that Gibbsian segregation is an important feature of the redistribution of alkali metal in the surface of glass during electron irradiation. A model that couples the effects of segregation, desorption, and diffusion is presented. The model is used to simulate the alkali-metal ion desorption flux, and both the ion-scattering- and Auger-electron-spectroscopy signal changes, which have been experimentally measured.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3831-3836
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1991

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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