Landolt-Börnstein - Group III Condensed Matter The total static potential


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 The total static potential
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Interaction of Charged Particles and Atoms with Surfaces
In Theory of the elastic atom-surface potential
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Landolt-Börnstein - Group III Condensed Matter
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  • V. Celli
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