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Theory of Spin Polarized Secondary Electrons in Transition Metals

Published

Author(s)

David R. Penn, S Apell

Abstract

We show that in contrast to the secondary-electron intensity distribution, the spin polarization, P(E), yields useful information about the electron-electron interaction. The ratio of lifetimes of majority- to minority-spin electrons can be determined directly from the measured values of P(E) by τ {uarr}(E)/τ{darr} (E) = 1-pB/1+pb1+P(E) / 1-P(E), where pB is the bulk magnetization.
Citation
Physical Review Letters
Volume
55
Issue
5

Citation

Penn, D. and Apell, S. (1985), Theory of Spin Polarized Secondary Electrons in Transition Metals, Physical Review Letters (Accessed April 15, 2024)
Created January 1, 1985, Updated February 19, 2017