Measurement of the Specific Heat Critical Exponent Using LEED

  • N. C. Bartelt
  • T. L. Einstein
  • L. D. Roelofs
Part of the Springer Series in Surface Sciences book series (SSSUR, volume 2)


Near a second-order phase boundary, integrated intensities of “extra” LEED beams exhibit a |T -Tc|1-α singularity, where α is the specific heat critical exponent. We discuss the origin of this effect, apply it to real and Monte-Carlo-generated data, and comment on generalizations.


Critical Phenomenon Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy Universality Class Instrumental Resolution LEED Pattern 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. C. Bartelt
    • 1
  • T. L. Einstein
    • 1
  • L. D. Roelofs
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of MarylandUSA
  2. 2.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of MarylandUSA
  3. 3.Physics DepartmentHaverford CollegeHaverfordUSA

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