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Title: On the classical limit in atom-surface diffraction
Authors: Sanz, Ángel S.; Borondo, Florentino; Miret-Artés, Salvador
Keywords: Atom diffraction
Atom-surface scattering
Quantum trajectories
Bohmian Mechanics
Surface Physics
Foundations of Quantum Mechanics
deBroglie-Bohm Theory
Quantum Hydrodynamics
Issue Date: 1-Aug-2001
Publisher: EDP Sciences
Citation: Europhysics Letters 55, 303 (2001)
Abstract: The transition to the classical limit in atom-surface diffraction is studied using the de Broglie-Bohm causal formalism. In particular, we focus on rainbow scattering, which is a well-defined effect in classical mechanics and has a clear counterpart in quantum mechanics. In order to achieve this limit, we consider the scattering of particles with increasing masses off a Cu(110) surface. Although the classical limit seems strictly unreachable, quantum trajectories mimic the characteristics of the classical intensity distribution, and their use allows to unveil the mechanism by which the quantum rainbow condition takes place.
Description: 7 pages, 3 figures -- PACS numbers: 03.65.-w, 03.65.Ta, 79.20.Rf
Publisher version (URL): http://epljournal.edpsciences.org/index.php?option=article&access=standard&Itemid=129&url=/articles/epl/abs/2001/15/6640/6640.html
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10261/12247
DOI: 10.1209/epl/i2001-00415-5
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