Excited States Lifetimes Near Surfaces

  • P. Nordlander
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Surface Sciences book series (SSSUR, volume 31)


Results from calculations of energy shifts and broadening of neutral and negative ion states near clean and impurity covered metal surfaces are presented. The results of these calculations shows that, in general, several different atomic states can be populated close to the surface. It is shown that for the proper description of charge transfer in such situations, it is crucial to include the effects of intra-atomic electron correlation.


Metal Surface Atomic State Energy Shift Charge Transfer Process Level Shift 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Nordlander
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  1. 1.Department of Physics and Rice Quantum InstituteRice UniversityHoustonUSA

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