The Helium-3 Spin-Echo Experiment

  • Barbara A. J. LechnerEmail author
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Helium-3 spin-echo (HeSE) spectroscopy is a versatile tool that enables the investigation of surface dynamics such as adsorbate diffusion and vibration on atomic length- and pico- to nanosecond timescales. As a scattering technique, HeSE measures in momentum transfer space, which can make data analysis a complex matter. To facilitate the interpretation of experimental results, the physical principles underlying the scattering process are described and an outline of the most common analysis techniques is given.


Helium Atom Bridge Site Jump Diffusion Hollow Site Helium Beam 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Materials Sciences DivisionLawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryBerkeleyUSA

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