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ERIC Number: EJ179727
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1977
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The Scattering of Gas Atoms from Solid Surfaces
Walton, Alan J.
Physics Education, 12, 4, 238-40, May 77
Traditional undergraduate courses in gas kinetic theory encourage the view that in all collisions between a gas atom and a surface, the angle of incidence of the gas atom equals its angle of reflection. This article illustrates and explains the incorrectness in assuming specular reflection and zero dwell time. (Author/MA)
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