The study of sputtering effects in oxides and metal— Adsorbed-gas systems using combined analytical techniques
The sputtering of adsorbed O and CO on clean metal surfaces and of solid oxide surface layers has been investigated by various techniques. Aspects of the effect of adsorbed layers on particle excitation and of interatomic binding energy and kinetic energy transfer on the sputtering are studied. The results from various experiments can be explained within collisional models, no thermodynamic models being necessary. The role of recoil implantation is positively demonstrated.