He atom near methane-plated MgO: Interaction and scattering

David R. Jung, Jinhe Cui, Daniel R. Frankl, G. Ihm, H. Y. Kim, M. W. Cole

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Scattering experiments and potential-energy calculations are reported for the system consisting of a He atom near a MgO surface upon which is adsorbed a CH4 layer. Assuming either a fixed dipolar configuration or free rotation of the molecule, the theoretical potential yields bound-state resonance (selective-adsorption) positions consistent with those measured experimentally.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11893-11901
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number17
StatePublished - 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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