Research Papers in Physics and Astronomy


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Published in Physics Letters A (2008). Copyright © 2007 Published by Elsevier B.V. Used by permission.


The effective Debye temperatures of the highly spin-polarized material CoS2 were measured using temperature dependent low energy electron diffraction and shown to be dependent upon electron kinetic energy. The normal dynamic motion of the (100) surface results in the effective surface Debye temperature of 326 ± 9 K compared to a bulk Debye temperature of 612 ± 24 K. Similar values for the bulk Debye temperature have been obtained through LEED I(V) analysis, core level photoemission with a lower value for the bulk Debye temperature found from heat capacity measurements.

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