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The interaction of rare gas atoms with metal surfaces is considerably modified in the presence of occupied Shockley surface states. The anomalous bond strength of Xe on Pd, the decoration of upper step edges on Pt(111), and the different Xe-Xe interaction on Pd and Pt is at least partially accounted for by the influence of surface states. Arguments are provided that surface states also contribute to the anticorrugating effects observed in He scattering on Ni(110) and Cu(110).

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Authors: BERTEL E, Max-Plank-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching bei München (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Surface Science, Vol. 367 (1996) pp. L61-L65
Record Number: 199710064 / Last updated on: 1997-02-26
Original language: en
Available languages: en