Helium Atom Scattering from Surfaces

  • E. Hulpke

Part of the Springer Series in Surface Sciences book series (SSSUR, volume 27)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. E. Hulpke
    Pages 1-4
  3. V. Celli
    Pages 25-40
  4. H. Hoinkes, H. Wilsch
    Pages 113-172
  5. G. Benedek, L. Miglio, G. Seriani
    Pages 207-241
  6. G. Comsa, K. Kern, B. Poelsema
    Pages 243-264
  7. D. Neuhaus
    Pages 265-286
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 315-323

About this book


High resolution helium atom scattering can be applied to study a number of interesting properties of solid surfaces with great sensitivity and accuracy. This book treats in detail experimental and theoretical aspects ofthis method as well as all current applications in surface science. The individual 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 past decade helium atom scattering has gained widespread recognitionwithin the surface science community. Points in its favour are comprehensiveunderstanding of the scattering theory and the availability of well-tested approximation to the rigorous theory. This book will be invaluable to surface scientists wishing to make an informed judgement on the actual and potential capabilities of this technique and its results.


PAS PES Surface science lattice dynamics phase transitions scattering surfaces

Editors and affiliations

  • E. Hulpke
    • 1
  1. 1.MPI für StrömungsforschungStuttgart 80Fed. Rep. of Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-08115-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-02774-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0931-5195
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