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Observations of Polarized Electrons by Davisson and Germer

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Author(s)

C Kuyatt

Abstract

Early attempts to observe electron polarization in the scattering of low-energy electrons from solids are reviewed. It is found that results published by Davisson and Germer in 1929 were analyzed incorrectly, and that they had in fact observed significant electron polarizations in the diffraction of low-energy electrons from single-crystal nickel.
Citation
Physical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics)
Volume
12
Issue
10

Citation

Kuyatt, C. (1975), Observations of Polarized Electrons by Davisson and Germer, Physical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics) (Accessed May 26, 2024)

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Created November 15, 1975, Updated February 19, 2017