Frozen-phonon total-energy determination of structural surface phase transitions

W(001)

C. L. Fu, Arthur J Freeman, E. Wimmer, M. Weinert

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Abstract

The prototypical W(001) structural phase transition is investigated by all-electron, frozen-phonon, total-energy calculations. The strong coupling between surface states and the M»5 phonons plays a decisive role in favoring the reconstructed c(2×2) structure with a lateral 110 zig-zag displacement of 0.18±0.01 (in excellent agreement with experiment) and no interlayer relaxation. The transition from the (1 × 1) into the c(2×2) phase proceeds over a very flat region of the energy hypersurface and suppresses the relaxation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2261-2264
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume54
Issue number20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1985

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Frozen-phonon total-energy determination of structural surface phase transitions : W(001). / Fu, C. L.; Freeman, Arthur J; Wimmer, E.; Weinert, M.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 54, No. 20, 1985, p. 2261-2264.

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