Step and kink formation energies on fcc metal surfaces

Chun Li Liu, James B. Adams

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Energetics of steps and kinks on fcc metal surfaces were investigated with the embedded atom method (EAM). The simulation results explained the relative density of kinks in the 〈110〉 and 〈001〉 steps on fcc (110) surfaces observed in STM images. Also, the calculated kink formation energies in the 〈110〉 steps on Cu(100) and Ag(111) were in good agreement with recent STM measurements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)211-218
Number of pages8
JournalSurface Science
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 10 1993
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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