An alternative explanation for epitaxial growth. The case of fcc(111) on bcc(110)

F. Grey, J. Bohr

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    Starting from basic observations concerning commensurate structures, a simple explanation is given for the existence of energetically stable states of an fcc(111) adsorbate on a bcc(110) substrate, as a function of the mismatch and relative orientation of the two lattices. Numerical simulations are used to show how epitaxially rotated phases are favoured due to finite-size effects, and how adsorbate relaxation stabilizes higher-order commensurate structures.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalApplied Surface Science
    Pages (from-to)35-40
    Publication statusPublished - 1993

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