Authors: Manson, J. R.; Miret-Artes, S.
Journal: PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Publication date: 2022/07/21
Abstract: Many experiments that utilize beams of incident atoms colliding with surfaces as a probe of surface properties are carried out at large energies, high temperatures and with large mass atoms. Under these conditions the scattering process does not exhibit quantum mechanical properties such as diffraction or single-phonon excitation, but rather can be treated with classical physics. This is a review of work carried out by the authors over a span of several years to develop theoretical frameworks using classical physics for describing the scattering interactions of atom with surfaces.