Cu(100)c(2x2)-N: a new type of adsorbate-induced surface reconstruction

Citation
Sm. Driver et al., Cu(100)c(2x2)-N: a new type of adsorbate-induced surface reconstruction, J PHYS-COND, 13(26), 2001, pp. L601-L606
Citations number
15
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Letter
Categorie Soggetti
Apllied Physucs/Condensed Matter/Materiales Science
Journal title
JOURNAL OF PHYSICS-CONDENSED MATTER
ISSN journal
0953-8984 → ACNP
Volume
13
Issue
26
Year of publication
2001
Pages
L601 - L606
Database
ISI
SICI code
0953-8984(20010702)13:26<L601:CANTOA>2.0.ZU;2-Y
Abstract
Using a combination of photoelectron diffraction and scanning tunnelling mi croscopy the Cu(100)c(2 x 2)-N surface is shown to undergo a symmetry-lower ing reconstruction with a strong (0.34 Angstrom) periodic distortion of the outermost Cu layer perpendicular to the surface. The rumpling reconstructi on is shown to account for N-N attractions which create c(2 x 2) islands an d the systematic behaviour of inter-island boundary widths in the mesoscopi c self-organization of this surface.