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Spin-orbit and Exchange Effects in Elastic Scattering of Spin-polarized Electrons from Spin-polarized Na Atoms

Published

Author(s)

Jabez J. McClelland, Michael H. Kelley, Robert Celotta

Abstract

We report the first measurements of elastic scattering of spin-polarized electrons from spin-polarized Na atoms as a function of scattering angle. The incident energy is 54.4 eV, and the angular range is 20° - 135°. Data are presented as an exchange asymmetry and a spin-orbit asymmetry. Each asymmetry has a magnitude of 3% to 4%, indicating that both the exchange and spin-orbit interactions must be taken into account to predict our experimental results.
Citation
Physical Review Letters
Volume
58
Issue
21

Citation

McClelland, J. , Kelley, M. and Celotta, R. (1987), Spin-orbit and Exchange Effects in Elastic Scattering of Spin-polarized Electrons from Spin-polarized Na Atoms, Physical Review Letters (Accessed April 21, 2024)
Created May 24, 1987, Updated October 12, 2021