Low-Energy Atom Scattering from Surfaces

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Science  17 Oct 1986:
Vol. 234, Issue 4774, pp. 327-333
DOI: 10.1126/science.234.4774.327


Experiments in which low-energy atoms are scattered from surfaces represent an important new method for structural analysis of the topmost atomic layers of a surface. The method and its application in a number of areas in surface science, such as detecting surface defects and studying lattice dynamics, are discussed.