Quantum Scattering of Atomic Hydrogen from the Surface of Liquid Helium

  • J. T. M. Walraven
  • J. J. Berkhout
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Abstract

We studied the scattering of low-energetic neutral hydrogen atoms from the surface of liquid helium by a capillary flow method at sub-Kelvin temperatures. With decreasing temperature a decreasing flow impedance is observed, which may be interpreted as arising from an increasing probability of elastic surface scattering. This behavior is compared with a model for atom-surface scattering. Emphasis is put on the quantum nature of the scattering process.

Keywords

Recombination Helium Doyle 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. T. M. Walraven
    • 1
  • J. J. Berkhout
    • 1
  1. 1.Natuurkundig LaboratoriumUniversiteit van AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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