Self-consistent solution of the reflection diffraction problem

L. D. Marks*, Y. Ma

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A general method of solving the reflection diffraction problem for high-energy electrons (and, in principle, also for X-rays) is described. The method exploits the multislice method of calculating electron diffraction in transmission through a crystal as an unconditionally convergent method of solving Schrödinger's equation for reflection electron diffraction. The method is self-consistent in that it necessarily converges with an internal consistency test. Examples are given for the use of the method to calculate RHEED patterns from the gold (110) 2×1 reconstruction and oxygen adsorbed on gold.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)241-244
Number of pages4
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Instrumentation


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