Metal surfaces: Surface, step and kink formation energies

J. Kollár, Levente Vitos, B. Johansson, Hans Lomholt Skriver

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We review the surface, step, and kink energies in monoatomic metallic systems. A systematic comparison is given between the theoretical results based on density functional theory and available experimental data. Our calculated values are used to predict the equilibrium shapes of small metal particles, monoatomic surface islands, and the instability of different surface geometries.
Original languageEnglish
JournalIPPS physica status solidi (b)
Pages (from-to)405-418
Publication statusPublished - 2000


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