Low-Energy Electron Diffraction

  1. I. Prigogine3 and
  2. Stuart A. Rice4
  1. G. A. Somorjai and
  2. H. H. Farrell

Published Online: 14 MAR 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470143681.ch5

Advances in Chemical Physics, Volume 20

Advances in Chemical Physics, Volume 20

How to Cite

Somorjai, G. A. and Farrell, H. H. (1971) Low-Energy Electron Diffraction, in Advances in Chemical Physics, Volume 20 (eds I. Prigogine and S. A. Rice), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470143681.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

  2. 4

    Department of Chemistry and The James Franck Institue, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Author Information

  1. Inorganic Materials Research Division, Lawrence Radiation Laboratory and Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, California

  1. Department of Applied Science, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, N.Y. 11973.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 MAR 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1971

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471699255

Online ISBN: 9780470143681



  • diffraction limit;
  • temperature dependence;
  • scattered low-energy electron intensities;
  • diffracted beam intensities;
  • adsorption of gases


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Symmetry and Nomenclature of Two-Dimensional Structures

  • The Nature of Low-Energy Electron Diffraction

  • Important Parameters of the Low-Energy Electron Diffraction Experiment and of the Surface Structure Calculations

  • Computational Procedures to Evaluate the Scattered Low-Energy Electron Intensities

  • The Low-Energy Electron Diffraction Experiment

  • Low-Energy Electron Diffraction Studies of Disordered Surfaces

  • The Mean Square Displacement of Surface Atoms

  • The Structure and Phase Transformations of Clean Ordered Surfaces

  • LEED Studies of the Adsorption of Gases on Single-Crystal Surface

  • LEED Studies of the Structure of Condensable vapors (Epitaxy)