High resolution helium atom scattering can be applied tostudy a number of interesting properties of solid surfaceswith great sensitivity and accuracy. This book treats indetail experimental and theoretical aspects ofthis methodas well as all current applications in surface science. Theindividual chapters - all written by experts in the field -are devoted to the investigation of surface structure,defect shapes and concentrations, the interaction potential,collective and localized surface vibrations at low energies,phase transitions and surface diffusion. Over the pastdecade helium atom scattering has gained widespreadrecognitionwithin the surface science community. Points inits favour are comprehensiveunderstanding of the scatteringtheory and the availability of well-tested approximation tothe rigorous theory. This book will be invaluable to surfacescientists wishing to make an informed judgement on theactual and potential capabilities of this technique and itsresults.
1. Introduction.- 2. Experimental Limitations and Opportunities in Single-Phonon Inelastic Helium Scattering.- 3. Interaction Potentials.- 4. Structural Information from Atomic Beam Diffraction.- 5. Investigation of Surface Imperfections by Diffuse Scattering of He Atoms.- 6. Scattering from Stepped Surfaces and Roughening.- 7. Resonances in Helium Scattering from Surfaces.- 8. Theoretical Aspects of Atom-Surface Scattering.- 9. Surface Phonons: From Theory to Spectroscopy and Back.- 10. Physisorbed Rare Gas Adlayers Studied with Helium Scattering.- 11. Phonon Inelastic Scattering.- 12. Quasielastic Helium Scattering Studies of Adatom Diffusion on Surfaces.
Series: Springer Series in Surface Sciences
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 11th June 1992
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 1.45