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Reflection High-Energy Electron Diffraction


  • Date Published: February 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521184021

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  • Reflection high-energy electron diffraction (RHEED) is the analytical tool of choice for characterizing thin films during growth by molecular beam epitaxy, since it is very sensitive to surface structure and morphology. This book serves as an introduction to RHEED for beginners and describes detailed experimental and theoretical treatments for experts, explaining how to analyze RHEED patterns. For beginners the principles of electron diffraction are explained and many examples of the interpretation of RHEED patterns are described. The second part of the book contains detailed descriptions of RHEED theory. The third part applies RHEED to the determination of surface structures, gives detailed descriptions of the effects of disorder, and critically reviews the mechanisms contributing to RHEED intensity oscillations. This unified and coherent account will appeal to both graduate students and researchers in the study of molecular beam epitaxial growth.

    • Was the first unified account of the theory and application of the RHEED technique
    • Accessible to beginners yet also includes advanced material for experts
    • Detailed theories emphazise the elegance of the technique whilst many examples of RHEED applications demonstrate its usefulness
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    Review of the hardback: 'For MBE [molecular beam epitaxy experts this book brings a concise and in depth description of the most salient features of modern MBE growth. For beginners it provides an excellent introduction to the fascinating field of MBE crystal growth.' Chemistry World

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521184021
    • length: 366 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.58kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Historical survey
    3. Instrumentation
    4. Wave properties of electrons
    5. The diffraction conditions
    6. Geometrical features of the patterns
    7. Kikuchi and resonance patterns
    8. Real diffraction patterns
    9. Electron scattering by atoms
    10. Kinematic electron diffraction
    11. Fourier components of the crystal potential
    12. Dynamical theory: transfer matrix method
    13. Dynamical theory: embedded R-matrix method
    14. Dynamical theory: integral method
    15. Structural analysis of crystal surfaces
    16. Inelastic scattering in a crystal
    17. Weakly disordered surfaces
    18. Strongly disordered surfaces
    19. RHEED intensity oscillations
    Appendix A. Fourier representations
    Appendix B. Green's function
    Appendix C. Kirchhoff's diffraction theory
    Appendix D. A simpler Eigenvalue problem
    Appendix E. Waller and Hartree equation
    Appendix F. Optimization of dynamical calculation
    Appendix G. Scattering factor

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    Ayahiko Ichimiya, Philip I. Cohen

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    Philip I. Cohen, University of Minnesota

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