Direct and thermal desorption of 4He films

M. Sinvani, P. Taborek, D. Goodstein

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

12 Scopus citations


We have studied desorption from a 4He film due to a hot but low-intensity beam of phonons incident from a sapphire substrate. Time of flight spectra of the desorbed atoms revealed two distinct peaks which we attribute to direct desorption by substrate phonons and to thermalization with subsequent desorption.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-62
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 11 Apr 1983
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We wish to thank M.W. Cole and M. Weimer for useful discussions. This work was supported by ONR contract number N0014-80-C-0447.


Dive into the research topics of 'Direct and thermal desorption of 4He films'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this