Temperature dependence and stability of surface structures Academic Article uri icon


  • Burton and Jura have reported a calculation that predicts a structural phase transition for the (100) surface of an fcc crystal. Although the calculation was for Ar, one might expect such a transition to be possible for other fcc materials. However, we find that a structural transition of the kind predicted is impossible, because the rearranged structure is unstable. © 1974 The American Physical Society.

author list (cited authors)

  • Annett, C., Lawrence, W. R., & Allen, R. E.

citation count

  • 4

publication date

  • November 1974