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Applied Physics Letters
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Symmetry of the Au (110) surface reconstruction studied by spin-polarized low-energy electron diffraction

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Abstract

Spin-polarized low-energy electron diffraction measurements of the analyzing power of two specular beams and the (0, 1/2) beam are presented. A theoretial argument relates the analyzing power S and polarizing power P of these beams for an unreconstructed Au (110) surface. This is used to deduce the symmetry of the reconstructed surface. In particualr, these results are inconsistent with the missing- and pairing-row models, suggesting rotation within the reconstructed unit cell.

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23 Jul 2008

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Applied Physics Letters

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