Landolt-Börnstein - Group III Condensed Matter

7.1.2.4.3 The total static potential

Abstract

This chapter discusses total static potential of atoms-surfaces interaction. In order to obtain relatively small effects such as the corrugation of metal surfaces, it may not be a good idea to separate V static into V att and V rep. Around the classical turning point of a typical He-metal collision there is a large cancellation of V att and V rep, which tends to amplify the uncertainties. A direct calculation of the total V static is feasible, using density functional theory in the local density approximation, for a closed shell atom interacting with a jellium surface.

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Title
7.1.2.4.3 The total static potential
Book Title
Interaction of Charged Particles and Atoms with Surfaces
In
7.1.2.4 Theory of the elastic atom-surface potential
Book DOI
10.1007/b87125
Chapter DOI
10.1007/10086066_58
Part of
Landolt-Börnstein - Group III Condensed Matter
Volume
24C
Editors
  • G. Chiarotti
  • Authors
  • V. Celli
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