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Title: Semiclassical image potential at a solid surface
Author: Echenique, Pedro M.
Ritchie, R. H.
Barberán Falcón, Núria
Inkson, John C.
Keywords: Plasmons (Física)
Superfícies (Física)
Teoria del transport
Física de l'estat sòlid
Plasmons (Physics)
Surfaces (Physics)
Transport theory
Solid state physics
Issue Date: 1981
Publisher: The American Physical Society
Abstract: A surface dielectric function of a semi-infinite plane-bounded metal is defined in the spirit of the plasmon-pole dielectric function of the bulk. It is modeled in such a way that the surface-plasmon dispersion relation is recovered for small momentum transfer. This function is employed to compute the image potential at all distances outside the surface. Interaction with bulk modes is neglected for simplicity and clarity. The interaction of a massive point charge with a metal surface is also considered in the context of a boson model for surface-plasmon excitation. We present a new definition of the image potential for this case.
Note: Reproducció digital del document publicat en format paper, proporcionada per PROLA i http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.23.6486
It is part of: Physical Review B, 1981, vol. 23, núm. 12, p. 6486-6493.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2445/9729
ISSN: 0163-1829
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Física Quàntica i Astrofísica)

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