Reconstruction of the (111) and (001) surfaces of Au and Pt - thermal behavior

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

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    The results of X-ray scattering studies of the (111) and (001) surfaces of Au and Pt are summarized. Each of these surfaces exhibits, in some temperature range, a reconstruction which approximates a close packed hexagonal layer, denser than the (111) planes of bulk Au or Pt. The results are discussed in the context of recent theories of surface reconstruction and of two-dimensional phase transformations.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalSurface Science
    Issue number1-3
    Pages (from-to)260-276
    Publication statusPublished - 1993


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