Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Electron mean free paths for free-electron-like materials

Published

Author(s)

David R. Penn

Abstract

Mean free paths for electrons in bulk jellium are calculated for electrons with energies from a few hundred to a few thousand eV and for values of rs for 1.5 to 5 where rs is the average distance between valence electrons measured in units of the Bohr radius. Account is taken of exchange and correlation effects in an approximate way. The present theory is compared to previous theories and to experiments on Al, Be, Si, SiO2, and Al2O3, and in most cases the agreement between theory and experiment is quite good.
Citation
Physical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics)
Volume
13
Issue
12

Citation

Penn, D. (1976), Electron mean free paths for free-electron-like materials, Physical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics) (Accessed May 25, 2024)

Issues

If you have any questions about this publication or are having problems accessing it, please contact reflib@nist.gov.

Created June 15, 1976, Updated February 19, 2017