Disordering and Melting of Aluminum Surfaces

Per Stoltze, Jens Kehlet Nørskov, U. Landman

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We report on a molecular-dynamics simulation of an Al(110) surface using the effective-medium theory to describe the interatomic interactions. The surface region is found to start melting ≅200 K below the bulk melting temperature with a gradual increase in the thickness of the disordered layer as the temperature approaches the bulk melting point. The more close-packed Al(111) surface shows a much weaker disordering below the melting temperature.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)440-443
Publication statusPublished - 1988

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Copyright (1988) by the American Physical Society.


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