Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home

Probing the Surface-Vacuum Interface with Spin-Sensitive Metastable Atom Deexcitation, Electron Capture and Electron Emission Spectroscopies

  • G. K. Walters (a1) and C. Rau (a1)

Abstract

Spin-Polarized Metastable Atom Deexcitation (SPMDS) and Electron Capture (ECS) Spectroscopies probe the exponential tails of electronic wavefunctions extending from the surface into the vacuum, and are consequently extremely sensitive to the surface-vacuum interface. The use of SPMDS to probe the near-surface vacuum magnetization of Ni (l 10) and Fe (l 10) and the dramatic changes that result upon exposure to ambient gases is discussed, as is the use of ECS and Spin-Polarized Electron EMission Spectroscopy (SPEES) to determine the ferromagnetic and critical behavior of surfaces and ultra-thin epitaxial systems.

Copyright

References

Hide All
1. Dunning, F.B., Rau, C. and Walters, G.K., Comm. on Solid Physics, 12, 17 (1985).
2. Onellion, M., Hart, M.W., Dunning, F.B. and Walters, G.K., Phys. Rev. Lett., 52, 380 (1984).
3. Hammond, M.S., Dunning, F. B., Walters, G. K. and Prinz, G.A., Phys. Rev B, 45, 3674 (1992).
4. Riddle, T.W., Onellion, M., Dunning, F.B. and Walters, G.K., Rev. Sci. Instrum., 52, 797 (1981).
5. Tang, F.-C., Zhang, X., Dunning, F.B. and Walters, G.K., Rev. Sci. Instrum., 59, 504 (1988).
6. Penn, D.R. and Apeli, P., Phys. Rev. B, 41, 3303 (1990).
7. Wimmer, E., Freeman, A.J. and Krakauer, H., Phys. Rev. B, 30, 3113 (1984).
8. Rau, C., J. Magn. Magn. Mater., 30, 141 (1982).
9. Wu, R. and Freeman, A.J., Phys. Rev. Lett., 69, 2867 (1992).
10. Hart, M.W., Hammond, M.S., Dunning, F. B. and Walters, G.K., Phys. Rev. B, 39, 5488 (1989).
11. Oró, D.M., Lin, Q., Soletsky, P.A., Zhang, X., Dunning, F.B. and Walters, G.K., Phys. Rev. B, 46, 9893 (1992).
12. Kisker, E., Gudat, W. and Schröder, K.S., Solid State Commun., 44, 591 (1982).
13. Unguris, J., Pierce, D. T., Galejs, A. and Celotta, R.J., Phys. Rev. Lett., 49, 72 (1982).
14. Kirschner, J., Koike, K. and Oepen, H.P., Vacuum, 41, 518 (1990); Phys. Rev. Lett., 59, 2099 (1987).
15. Rau, C., Appl. Phys. A 49, 579 (1989).
16. Rau, C., Waters, K., and Chen, N., Phys. Rev. Lett., 64, 1441 (1990).
17. Rau, C., J. Magn. Magn. Mater., 30, 141 (1982).
18. Rau, C. and Eichner, S., Phys. Rev. Lett., 47, 939 (1981).
19. Rau, C., Jin, C. and Robert, M., Phys. Lett. A, 138, 334 (1989).
17. Rau, C., Mahavadi, P., and Lu, M., J. Appl. Phys. (1993), in print.
18. Yang, N., Phys. Rev., 85, 808 (1952).
19. Rau, C., Zheng, N. J. and Lu, M., J. Magn. Magn. Mat., (1993), in print.
20. Balberg, J. and Helman, J. S., Phys. Rev. B, 18, 303 (1978).
21. Alvarado, S. F., Campagna, M., and Hopster, H., Phys. Rev. Lett., 48, 51 (1982);
Dauth, B. H., Alvarado, S. F., and Campagna, M., Phys. Rev. Lett., 58, 2118 (1987).
22. Rau, C., Xing, G., Liu, C. and Robert, M., Phys. Lett., 135, 227 (1989).
23. Diehl, H. W. and Eisenriegler, E., Phys. Rev. B, 30, 300 (1984).
24. Quinn, J., Li, Y.S., Li, H., Tian, D., Jona, F. and Marcus, P.M., Phys. Rev. B, 43, 3959 (1991).
25. Kirschner, J., in Surface and Interface Characterization bv Electron Optical Methods, ed. by Howie, A. and Valdré, U. (Plenum Publ. Co., 1988), p. 297.
26. Kirschner, J., Koike, K., and Oepen, H.P., Phys. Rev. Lett., 59 (1987) 2099.
27. Landolt, M., in “Polarized Electrons in Surface Physics”, ed. by Feder, R. (World Sci. Publ. Co., 1985), Chap. 9; and Refs. cited therein.
28. Baragiola, R.A., Alonso, E.V., and Oliva-Florio, A., Phys. Rev. B 61, 121 (1979).
29. Fu, C.L., Freeman, A.J., and Oguchi, T., Phys. Rev. Lett. 54, 2700 (1985).
30. Krewer, J.W. and Feder, R., Physica B (1991) 135; and Refs. cited therein.
31. Penn, D. and Apell, P., and Girvin, S.M., Phys. Rev. Lett. 55, 518 (1985).
32. Glaser, J. and Tosatti, E., Sol. Stat. Comm. 52, 905 (1984).

Probing the Surface-Vacuum Interface with Spin-Sensitive Metastable Atom Deexcitation, Electron Capture and Electron Emission Spectroscopies

  • G. K. Walters (a1) and C. Rau (a1)

Metrics

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed