Electron-impact ionization in crystals.
LJ Allen, CJ Rossouw
Phys Rev B Condens Matter | Published : 1988
The theory of the electron-impact ionization or (e,2e) reaction in a crystal is discussed. We consider particularly the case of fast incident electrons and small momentum transfer. Dynamical diffraction of the incident electrons plays an important role in the angular distributions of the ejected electrons. The results obtained here are contrasted with (e,2e) on free atoms. © 1988 The American Physical Society.