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Developing surface ionisation charge-transfer dynamics of hydrogen Rydberg atoms into an energy-resolved probe of surfaces

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As a Rydberg atom approaches a surface, it will eventually undergo ionisation by charge transfer into the surface at a distance of about 100nm (for principal quantum numbers n > 20). The dynamics of this process are sensitive to the electronic and geometric structure of the surface and can display signature characteristics. As such, Rydberg atoms can be used to probe image-charge effects or to measure small superficial electric stray or patch fields. The charge-transfer proc...

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265031
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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