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Transport of Energetic Electrons in Solids

Computer Simulation with Applications to Materials Analysis and Characterization

  • Presents an application of the Monte Carlo method which allows readers to write codes themselves

  • Contains numerous comparisons of results of the Monte Carlo simulations and the available experimental data

  • Describes all the mechanisms of elastic and inelastic scattering of electrons with the atoms of the target


Part of the Springer Tracts in Modern Physics book series (STMP, volume 999)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Maurizio Dapor
    Pages 1-10
  3. Maurizio Dapor
    Pages 11-16
  4. Maurizio Dapor
    Pages 17-45
  5. Maurizio Dapor
    Pages 47-51
  6. Maurizio Dapor
    Pages 53-68
  7. Maurizio Dapor
    Pages 69-83
  8. Maurizio Dapor
    Pages 85-93
  9. Maurizio Dapor
    Pages 95-108
  10. Maurizio Dapor
    Pages 109-119
  11. Maurizio Dapor
    Pages 129-148
  12. Maurizio Dapor
    Pages 149-159
  13. Maurizio Dapor
    Pages 161-166
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 181-182

About this book


This new edition describes all the mechanisms of elastic and inelastic scattering of electrons with the atoms of the target as simple as possible. The use of techniques of quantum mechanics is described in detail for the investigation of interaction processes of electrons with matter. It presents the strategies of the Monte Carlo method, as well as numerous comparisons among the results of the simulations and the experimental data available in the literature.
New in this edition is the description of the Mermin theory, a comparison between Mermin theory and Drude theory, a discussion about the dispersion laws, and details about the calculation of the phase shifts that are used in the relativistic partial wave expansion method. The role of secondary electrons in proton cancer therapy is discussed in the chapter devoted to applications. In this context, Monte Carlo results about the radial distribution of the energy deposited in PMMA by secondary electrons generated by energetic proton beams are presented.


Backscattered and secondary electrons Backscattering coefficient Electron energy distributions Electron transport in solids Energetic proton beams Energy desposition by secondary electrons Mermin theory Nanometrology Secondary electron yield Secondary electrons in proton cancer therapy

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.European Centre for Theoretical Studies in Nuclear Physics and Related AreasTrentoItaly

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