1 Theoretical Atomic-scale Physics, Department of Physics, Technical University of Denmark2 Department of Physics, Technical University of Denmark
A model calculation based on the effective-medium theory of the oxygen-induced reconstruction of the (110) and (100) surfaces of Cu is presented. Equilibrium structures are calculated from a minimization of the total energy of the system. Missing-row-type reconstructions are found to be most stable in both cases, and an analysis is presented, showing what the driving force is behind these reconstructions.
Physical Review Letters, 1990, Vol 65, Issue 14, p. 1788-1791