Kinematic LEED Theory and Its Limitations

Part of the Springer Series in Surface Sciences book series (SSSUR, volume 6)


In the previous chapter, we discussed how much information concerning a surface can be extracted from a LEED pattern without attempting to analyze the intensities of the diffracted beams in any detail. To obtain additional crystallographic data concerning the surface, namely atomic coordinates defining bond lengths, bond angles, adsorption sites, etc., it is necessary to study the beam intensities. In order to make the link between beam intensities and atomic positions, we must understand both the basic electron scattering mechanism and the nature of electron diffraction at LEED energies.


Multiple Scattering Bragg Peak Reciprocal Lattice Diffract Beam Bragg Condition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Materials and Molecular Research Division, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, and Department of ChemistryUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.California Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA
  3. 3.Raychem Corp.Menlo ParkUSA

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