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Elastic interactions between surface adatoms and between surface clusters

Stoneham, AM; (1977) Elastic interactions between surface adatoms and between surface clusters. Solid State Communications , 24 (6) 425 - 428. 10.1016/0038-1098(77)91309-6. Green open access

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Abstract

One major term is omitted in most conventional treatments of interactions between surface adatoms or groups of adatoms. This is the elastic interaction, in which adatoms interact through mutual distortion of the substrate. The indirect elastic interaction explains a range of observed surface phenomena in a consistent quantitative way. These phenomena include static and dynamic effects ranging from ordered structures to correlated motions of adatom clusters. It is likely also that substrate distortion is important in clean surface reconstruction. The elastic interaction is typically comparable with or larger than the indirect electronic interactions usually presumed. It follows that detailed calculations which ignore the substrate distortions produced will be of limited value only.

Type: Article
Title: Elastic interactions between surface adatoms and between surface clusters
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/0038-1098(77)91309-6
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0038-1098(77)91309-6
Language: English
Additional information: Text made available to UCL Discovery by kind permission of Elsevier B.V., 2012
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > London Centre for Nanotechnology
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/59751
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