Material Deposition by a Soft-Landing of Mixed Ar Gas Cluster Projectiles at the Ag (111) Surface

D Maciazek and Z Postawa, ACTA PHYSICA POLONICA A, 136, 260-262 (2019).

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.136.260

Molecular dynamics computer simulations are employed to investigate the possibility to deposit organic molecules of octane and beta-carotene by a soft-landing of Ar mixed gas cluster projectiles at the Ag(111) surface at an incident angle of 45 degrees. The effect of a projectile composition and its kinetic energy on the efficiency of molecular deposition is investigated. It is shown that deposition of organic material from mixed gas clusters is possible for kinetic energy below 8 keV, which corresponds to approximately 0.02 eV/nucleon in a cluster consisting of 10000 argon atoms.

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