Surface Structures from LEED: Metal Surfaces and Metastable Phases

  • F. Jona
  • P. M. Marcus
Part of the Springer Series in Surface Sciences book series (SSSUR, volume 11)


We review two notable achievements of low-energy electron diffraction (LEED) research: (1) the discovery and study of surface relaxation and (2) the identification and characterization of epitaxially-grown metastable phases. Both achievements are linked to the ability of LEED to determine the atomic structure of 4–5 layers of atoms on crystal surfaces. To be sure, other surface-sensitive techniques have structure capabilities, notably high-, medium-, and low-energy ion scattering spectroscopy (HEISS, MEISS, LEISS), surface extended X-ray absorption fine structure (SEXAFS), and high-energy electron diffraction (HEED), but LEED has been, to date, the most productive technique with regard to the achievments mentioned above.


Cohesive Energy Material Research Society Surface Relaxation Equilibrium Lattice Constant LEED Pattern 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Jona
    • 1
  • P. M. Marcus
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Engineering and Applied ScienceState University of New YorkStony BrookUSA
  2. 2.IBM Research CenterYorktown HeightsUSA

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