The scattering angle distributions of high-energy molecular beams at the surfaces of three different liquids are treated in terms local mode theory. This is achieved by setting up a stochastic process modeling the effect of a superposition of local mode surface displacements on the incoming particle's trajectory. The results are found to be in good qualitative agreement with experiment, and directions for further work are indicated.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Physical Chemistry A|
|Publication status||Published - 2009 Jul 2|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry