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A review of ion-induced electron emission is presented which concentrates on the mechanisms relevant to imaging, analysis and processing of surfaces by ion beams. The history and beginnings of the topic are outlined, the mechanisms of ion-induced electron emission are described and relevant experimental techniques are presented. The characteristics of ion-induced electron emission are then described in detail. The main interest lies in kinetic emission by heavy ions (i.e. multi-electron ions with Z greater than 2) of energy up to 100 keV.

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Authors: HOFER W O, Institut für Plasmaphysik, Kernforschungsanlage Jülich GmbH, Jülich (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: Jül-2317 EN (1989) 97 pp.
Availability: Available from Zentralbibliothek der Kernforschungsanlage Jülich GmbH, Postfach 1913, 5170 Jülich (DE)
Record Number: 199010737 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en