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Physical Review Letters
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Comment on selection-rule effects in electron-energy-loss spectroscopy of Ge and GaAs surfaces

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Abstract

Recent energy-loss and photoemission-partial-yield studies of (spin-orbit-split) d-core to surface-state transitions imply relative transition probabilities for the d52 and d32 components differing from their orbital degeneracies. This has previously been interpreted as implying s character for the unoccupied surface states of GaAs(110). I present an alternative explanation for this effect assuming only p character for these states and a small exchange interaction. © 1976 The American Physical Society.

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03 May 1976

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Physical Review Letters

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