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Materials Characterization

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Ruth E. Whan
Ruth E. Whan
Sandia National Laboratories
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Low-Energy Electron Diffraction

Max G. Lagally
Max G. Lagally
Department of Metallurgical and Mineral Engineering, University of Wisconsin
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536 - 545


Low-energy electron diffraction (LEED) is a technique for investigating the crystallography of surfaces and overlayers adsorbed on surfaces. This article describes the principles of diffraction from surfaces, and elucidates the method of sample preparation to achieve diffraction patterns. The article describes the limitations of surface sensitive electron diffraction and discusses the applications of LEED with examples.

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Max G. Lagally, 1986. "Low-Energy Electron Diffraction", Materials Characterization, Ruth E. Whan

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