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Sputtering by fast electrons

Scalo, J. M. and Haff, P. K. and Switkowski, Z. E. and Tombrello, T. A. (1977) Sputtering by fast electrons. Physics Letters B, 70 (1). pp. 137-140. ISSN 0370-2693. doi:10.1016/0370-2693(77)90362-8.

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Calculations are presented of collision cascade and knockon contributions to sputtering induced by fast electrons. The sputtering yield for MeV electrons bombarding carbon and iron is found to be ~10^(−7) to 10^(−6). Important erosion effects on astrophysical grains are possible.

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Additional Information:© 1977 Published by Elsevier B.V. Received 22 July 1977. Supported in part by the National Science Foundation [Grant numbers PHY76-83685 and AST76-20258], the National Aeronautics and Space Administration [Grant number NGR 05-002-333], and the Energy Research and Development Administration [Contract numbers EY-76-C-02-3074 and EX-76-G-03-1305]. We would like to thank Professor C.A. Barnes for helpful discussions, and J.E. Griffith for some numerical computations.
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Official Citation:J.M. Scalo, P.K. Haff, Z.E. Switkowski, T.A. Tombrello, Sputtering by fast electrons, Physics Letters B, Volume 70, Issue 1, 12 September 1977, Pages 137-140, ISSN 0370-2693, (
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