Book Chapters and Monographs


Best, P.E.  1962.  Origins of Characteristic Electron Energy Losses in Solids. Ph.D. Thesis.


Best, P.E.  1980.  Secondary Electron Emission.  In: Encyclopedia of Physics,  R.G. Lerner and G.L. Trigg, Eds. Addison-Wesley, Reading, MA.


Best, P.E.  1982.  Secondary Electron Emission.  In: Concise Encyclopedia of Solid State Physics, R.G. Lerner and G.L. Trigg, Eds. Addison-Wesley, Reading, MA.


Best, P.E.  1991.  Secondary Electron Emission in "Encyclopedia of Physics"  2nd Edition, G.L. Trigg and R.G. Lerner Eds. VCH Publishers, New York.


Journal Articles


Best, P.E.  1962.  The characteristic electron energy loss spectra of some alkali halides.  Proc. Phys. Soc. 79:133.


Best, P.E.  1962.  Characteristic electron energy losses in compounds.  Proc.   Phys. Soc. 80:1308.


Robins, J.L. and P.E. Best.  1962.  Characteristic electron energy loss   spectra of some alkali and alkaline earth metals.  Proc. Phys. Soc. 79:110.


Best, P.E.  1974.  Comment on "Anomalous structure in appearance potential spectra".  J. Appl. Phys. 45(5):2351-52.


Best, P.E.  1975.  Angle-resolved secondary-electron-emission spectra from  Si(111) 7x7 surface states.  Phys. Rev. Letts. 34(11):674-77.


Best, P.E.  1975.  An apparatus for the measurement of angle- resolved spectra of electrons emerging from single crystals.  Rev. Sci. Instr. 46:1517.


Best, P.E.  1975.  Inelastic low energy electron diffraction from a silicon  (111) 7x7 surface.  Phys. Rev. 12B:5790-96.


Best, P.E.  1976.  Energy and angular dependence of secondary electron   emission from a silicon (111) 7x7 surface.  Emission from bulk states. Phys. Rev. 14B:606-619.


Best, P.E.  1977.  Forgiving lens for angular-dependent electron  spectrometry.  Review of Scientific Instruments 48:696.


Best, P.E.  1979.  Energy and angular dependence of secondary- electron  emission from a silicon (111) 7x7 surface, II.  Emission from surface states.  Phys. Rev., B19:2246.


Best, P.E.  1979.  Electronic structure of Si(111)-C1 by angle- resolved secondary emission and electron energy loss.  Phys. Rev., 19B:1054.


Price, G.L., P.J. Jennings, P.E. Best and J.C.L. Cornish.  1979.  Electronic surface resonances of Cu(001).  Surface Sci. 89:151.


Best, P.E. and Hong Zhu.  1985.  Toward improved temporal resolution in  electron coincidence experiments.  Rev. Sci. Instr. 56:389.


Best, P.E.  1992.  Unusual Secondary Electron Emission Spectra:  A Surface Exciton Source for Silicon (111)7x7.  Phys. Rev. B46, 15317.


Best, P.E.  1994.  Erratum: Unusual Secondary Electron Emission Spectra:  A Surface Exciton Source for Silicon (111)7x7.  Phys. Rev. B49, 10822.




Best, P.E. and J.W.D. Connolly.  1969.  Energy band structure of aluminum above the Fermi level.  Bull. Amer. Phys. Soc. 14:359.


Zhu, H. and P.E. Best.  Search for scattered-ejected pairs from a silicon surface. (e,2e) Spectroscopy Workshop, University of Maryland, August, 1989.



Conference Proceedings


Best, P.E.  1969.  On the angular and energy dependence of the secondary electron emission from the Silicon (111) surface.  29th Physical Electronics Conf.  Bull. Amer. Phys. Soc. 14:794.


Best, P.E.  1975.  Origin of cosine behaviour in the angular dependence of secondary electron emission from a silicon (111) 7x7 surface.  Conference of photoemission and secondary electron emission, University of Minnesota.


External Support


National Research Foundation: “Interaction of electrons with single crystals.” 1976-1980


National Research Foundation Division of International Programs (US-Australia): “Copper-adsorbate system.” 1978


National Research Foundation: “Electron (e,2e) scattering from a silicon surface; experiment” 1983-1986