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Energy cost to sputter an atom from a surface in keV ion bombardment processes

Garrison, B. J. and Winograd, N. and Lo, D. and Tombrello, T. A. and Shapiro, M. H. and Harrison, D. E., Jr. (1987) Energy cost to sputter an atom from a surface in keV ion bombardment processes. Surface Science, 180 (2-3). L129-L133. ISSN 0039-6028. doi:10.1016/0039-6028(87)90212-3.

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We propose that the energy cost to remove one atom from the surface during ion bombard-ment is larger than the surface binding energy or bulk heat of sublimation. It is this value of the energy cost that is appropriate for use in analytic models of the sputtering process.

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Additional Information:© 1987 Elsevier Science Publishers B.V. Received 23 September 1986; accepted for publication 16 October 1986. Available online 5 September 2002. The authors would like to acknowledge their respective National Science Foundation grants. D.E.H. thanks the Foundation Research Program of the Naval Postgraduate School and B.J.G. appreciates support from the IBM Corporation and the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation. Helpful comments were received from R. Kelly.
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Official Citation:B.J. Garrison, N. Winograd, D. Lo, T.A. Tombrello, M.H. Shapiro, D.E. Harrison Jr., Energy cost to sputter an atom from a surface in keV ion bombardment processes, Surface Science, Volume 180, Issues 2–3, 2 February 1987, Pages L129-L133, ISSN 0039-6028, (
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