Coupling of phonons to a helium atom adsorbed on graphite

R. D. Williams, M. W. Cole, S. E. Koonin

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We compute the self-energy for a He4 atom adsorbed on graphite to second order in the phonon coupling. The phonon contributions amount to several degrees Kelvin. The imaginary part corresponds to a lifetime of some 10-11 s.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1076-1080
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1983

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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