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Publication Citation: Anomalous Electron Energy Loss in Small Spheres

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Author(s): David R. Penn; S Apell;
Title: Anomalous Electron Energy Loss in Small Spheres
Published: January 01, 1983
Abstract: In analogy to the case of optical absorption, it is shown that inclusion of non-local surface effects results in a very large contribution to the energy loss of fast electrons scattered by a sphere. The scattering is found to be predominantly in the forward direction and is an order of magnitude larger than calculated classically.
Citation: Journal of Physics C-Solid State Physics
Volume: 16
Issue: 29
Research Areas: Condensed Matter Physics