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|Author(s):||David R. Penn; R W. Rendell;|
|Title:||Surface Photoeffect in Small Spheres|
|Published:||September 15, 1982|
|Abstract:||A new method is developed to calculate the photoabsorption and photoyield of small spheres. Numerical results are presented for the case of free-electron spheres for photon energies below the plasmon energies. It is found that the excitation of electron-hole pairs due to the presence of the surface results in enhancements in photabsorption and photoyields that are typically 10-102 r elative to the classical results, which only include the excitation of transverse modes. Futhermore, enchancements of the order 10-102 are found in the photoyield of small spheres relative to plane surfaces. These results are consistent with recent experimental results on a number of non-free-electron materials.|
|Citation:||Physical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics)|
|Research Areas:||Condensed Matter Physics|