spin-polarized low-energy electron diffraction

spin-polarized low-energy electron diffraction

[′spin ¦pō·lə‚rīzd ¦lō ′en·ər·jē i′lek‚trän di‚frak·shən]
(solid-state physics)
A version of low-energy electron diffraction in which electrons in the incident beam have their spins aligned in one direction; used in studies of the magnetic properties of atoms near the surface of a material.