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Temperature Effects in Polarized Low-Energy Electron Scattering from Solids and Liquids

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Author(s)

W Unertl

Abstract

The effects of temperature on the polarization of low-energy electrons scattered from surfaces of liquids, polycrystals, and single crystals are discussed. The polarization of the single scattering component of the intensity is shown to be independent of temperature, whereas that of the multiple scattering intensity is temperature dependent. Differences between polarizations observed for electron scattering from free atoms and from polycrystals and liquids are qualitatively explained and a quantitative theory is outlined. The implications for polarized low-energy electron diffraction from single-crystal surfaces are also discussed.
Citation
Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology
Volume
15
Issue
2

Citation

Unertl, W. (1978), Temperature Effects in Polarized Low-Energy Electron Scattering from Solids and Liquids, Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology (Accessed July 16, 2024)

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Created February 28, 1978, Updated October 12, 2021