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Using impact collision ion scattering it is shown that the reconstruction of the (2 x 1)O-Cu(110) surface is of the missing-row type where every other [001] row of copper atoms is missing. The oxygen atoms are located 0.08+/-0.15 Angstrom below the copper atoms of the remaining rows. The second layer copper atoms are shifted laterally 0.12+/-0.07 Angstrom away from the oxygen atoms in a pairing-row type reconstruction. The first layer is relaxed outward over 0.23+/-0.04 Angstrom compared to the ideal spacing, whereas the distance between the second and third layer remains unchanged. A critical comparison of the results with the data available in the literature shows that the position of copper and oxygen atoms can be determined with an accuracy of about 0.05 and 0.15 Angstrom, respectively.

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Authors: DÜRR H, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching bei München (DE);FAUSTER T, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching bei München (DE);SCHNEIDER R, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching bei München (DE);DURR H, Max-Planck-Institut fur Plasmaphysik, Garching bei Munchen (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Surface Science, Vol. 244 (1991) pp. 237-246
Record Number: 199110908 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en