Theory of the oxygen-induced restructuring of Cu(110) and Cu(100) surfaces

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A model calculation based on the effective-medium theory of the oxygen-induced reconstruction of the (110) and (100) surfaces of Cu is presented. Equilibrium structures are calculated from a minimization of the total energy of the system. Missing-row-type reconstructions are found to be most stable in both cases, and an analysis is presented, showing what the driving force is behind these reconstructions.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number14
Pages (from-to)1788-1791
Publication statusPublished - 1990

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Copyright (1990) by the American Physical Society.

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