Surface Physics Studies Using Spin-Polarized Nuclei

  • D. Fick
  • R. F. HaglundJr.
  • N. H. Tolk
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Surface Sciences book series (SSSUR, volume 4)


We discuss a new technique for probing microscopic details of surface charge distributions using beams of thermal-velocity nuclear-spin-polarized atoms. The technique has made possible the first spin-relaxation and spin-resonance experiments on single-crystal metal surfaces. The use of DIET to facilitate the extension of the technique to arbitrary surfaces and a wider class of spin-polarized probes is outlined.


Electric Field Gradient Atomic Beam Nuclear Polarization Surface Physic Alkali Atom 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Fick
    • 1
  • R. F. HaglundJr.
    • 2
  • N. H. Tolk
    • 2
  1. 1.Fachbereich PhysikPhilipps-UniversitätMarburg/LahnFed. Rep. of German
  2. 2.Department of Physics and AstronomyVanderbilt UniversityNashvilleUSA

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