Czechoslovak Journal of Physics

, Volume 54, Supplement 4, pp 205–212 | Cite as

The Metal-Insulator Phase Transition of Magnetite Surfaces Studied by Low-energy Ion Scattering

  • N.-T.H. Kim-Ngan
  • W. Soszka


Several MBE (molecular beam epitaxy) thin-film and single-crystalline surfaces of magnetite have been investigated by means of the low-energy ion scattering (LEIS) technique. Distinct anomalies in the temperature dependence of the scattered ion yield, R+(T), were observed in the metal-insulator phase transition region. The characteristic of the R+(T) curves indicated a complex interplay between the dominant Auger neutralization and re-ionization of neutralized particles in the outgoing path.


magnetite surfaces etal-insulator phase transition LEIS 


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© Institute of Physics, Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • N.-T.H. Kim-Ngan
    • 1
  • W. Soszka
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Physics
  2. 2.Institute of Physics

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