The European physical journal
33 (1995), S. 289-293
Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
Abstract The electronic energy loss of a positively charged projectile passing through a sodium cluster is calculated by the semiclassical Vlasov method. The electron density before impact is obtained within the localdensity approximation in the jellium model. For the dynamical response, the Vlasov equations are solved by test particle discretization. The model gives the correct breathing mode and dipole Mie frequencies. The energy deposit is calculated as a function of projectile velocity, charge and impact parameter and is compared with theoretical and tabulated values for bulk sodium.
Type of Medium: