Au(111) and Pt(111) surface phase behavior

A.R. Sandy, S.G.J. Mochrie, D.M. Zehner, G. Grübel, K.G. Huang, D. Gibbs

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    We describe our recent X-ray scattering studies of the structure and phases of the clean Au(111) and Pt(111) surfaces. Below 0.65 of their respective bulk melting temperatures, the Au(111) surface has a well-ordered chevron reconstruction and the Pt(111) surface is unreconstructed. Above these temperatures, both surfaces reconstruct to form layers that are isotropically compresses and have only short-range order. Throughout their reconstructed phases, the densities of the Au and Pt(111) surfaces increase with increasing temperature.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalSurface Science
    Pages (from-to)321-324
    Publication statusPublished - 1993


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