Low Temperature Physics: 29, 259 (2003); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1542446 (7 pages)
Физика Низких Температур: Том 29, Выпуск 3 (Март 2003), c. 342-350    ( к оглавлению , назад )

Absolute yields of the exciton induced desorption at the surface of solid rare gases

I. Arakawa and T. Adachi

Department of Physics, Gakushuin University, Mejiro, Tokyo 171-8588, Japan
E-mail: ich.arakawa@gakushuin.ac.jp

T. Hirayama

Department of Physics, Rikkyo University, Ikebukuro, Tokyo 171-8501, Japan

M. Sakurai

Department of Physics, Kobe University, Nada, Kobe 657-8501, Japan

Received December 10, 2002


Absolute yields of the photo-induced desorption at the surface of solid rare gases were studied in the excitonic excitation region. Both metastable and total desorption yields depend strongly on excitation energy and film thickness of rare gas solids. The absolute desorption yields and their dependence on film thickness were quantitatively reproduced by a simulation based on the diffusion of excitons in the bulk and the kinetic energy release by a cavity ejection mechanism and an excimer dissociation one followed by internal sputtering.

71.35.-y - Excitons and related phenomena
79.20.La - Photon- and electron-stimulated desorption