Spin dependence in the survival probability of metastable He (2(3)S) atoms during the scattering from ferromagnetic surfaces.

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The use of a spin-polarized metastable helium (He(*)) atom beam has demonstrated that the survival probability (SP) of He(*) during the scattering from ferromagnetic surfaces depends on the electron spin of He(*). The spin asymmetry in the SP of He(*) scattered from a clean Fe/Cu(100) surface changed its polarity with H2O adsorption. We argue that the… (More)

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@article{Kurahashi2003SpinDI, title={Spin dependence in the survival probability of metastable He (2(3)S) atoms during the scattering from ferromagnetic surfaces.}, author={Mitsunori Kurahashi and T Suzuki and Xiaomei Ju and Yasuyuki Yamauchi}, journal={Physical review letters}, year={2003}, volume={91 26 Pt 1}, pages={267203} }