Surface Mean-Square Amplitudes of Vibration for NaCl Academic Article uri icon


  • The mean-square amplitudes and mean-square velocities of vibration have been calculated for the (100) surface of NaCl with the Kellermann rigid-ion model. The calculated value of uz2surfacebulk (the z direction being perpendicular to the surface) is only about 1.6 at high temperatures, as compared with calculated and experimental values ranging upward from about 2.0 for monatomic metals and noble-gas solids. © 1972 The American Physical Society.

author list (cited authors)

  • Chen, T. S., Alldredge, G. P., de Wette, F. W., & Allen, R. E.

citation count

  • 19

publication date

  • July 1972