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Introduction

  • Barbara A. J. LechnerEmail author
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Abstract

Dynamical phenomena at the atomic scale influence and control a wide range of processes occurring on surfaces of solids. A fundamental understanding of the forces guiding surface motion is thus of utmost importance for the advancement of many fields of science and technology. Helium-3 spin-echo spectroscopy is uniquely suited to study adsorbate diffusion and vibrations experimentally, probing motion in a regime of length- and timescales that is not currently accessible by any other technique.

Keywords

Helium Atom Surface Dynamic Thermal Desorption Spectroscopy Fast Timescale Prefer Adsorption Site 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Materials Sciences DivisionLawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryBerkeleyUSA

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