A Stochastic, local mode treatment of high-energy gas-liquid collisions

Daniel M. Packwood, Leon F. Phillips

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    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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)7647-7653
    Number of pages7
    JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry A
    Issue number26
    Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jul 2

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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