Atom-surface potentials by inversion of diffraction data:application to He/MgO(100)

A. T. Yinnon, E. Kolodney, A. Amirav, R. B. Gaber

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A direct inversion method is used to transform measured intensities of He diffraction from MgO(100) over a wide energy range into the part of the interaction potential that depends on surface structure. This provides the first inversion of atom/surface scattering data. Intensities computed from the inverted potential reproduce the input data to great accuracy. The uniqueness problem of potentials obtained from diffraction experiments is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)268-272
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number4
StatePublished - 17 Jan 1986


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