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Published July 15, 1983 | Published + Erratum
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Coupling of phonons to a helium atom adsorbed on graphite


We compute the self-energy for a ^4He atom adsorbed on graphite to second order in the phonon coupling. The phonon contributions amount to several degrees Kelvin. The imaginary part corresponds to a lifetime of some 10^(-11) s.

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© 1983 The American Physical Society. Received 22 February 1983. We are grateful to Flavio Toigo and David Goodstein for useful discussions. This work was supported by National Science Foundation Grants Nos. PHY-79-23638, PHY-82-07332, DMR-81-13262, and U.S. Department of Energy Contract No. DE-AM03-76SF00767.

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