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Anomalous surface relaxation in hcp transition metals
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Materials Science, Materials Theory.
2008 (English)In: Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, ISSN 1098-0121, E-ISSN 1550-235X, Vol. 78, no 19, 195414- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

First-principles total-energy calculations indicate anomalously large surface relaxations for groups IVA and VIIA hcp metals. In addition, for group VIIA elements the magnitude of the layer relaxation exhibits an unusually slow decay with the distance from the surface. We argue that the above phenomena can be traced back to the peculiar Fermi surface of groups IVA and VIIA hcp metals. Namely, the anomalous surface relaxation appears as a consequence of low-energy excitations with near 2k(F) wave vectors, which is also reflected by the flat and degenerate d bands located close to the Fermi level in the L-A-H plane of the hcp Brillouin zone.

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2008. Vol. 78, no 19, 195414- p.
Keyword [en]
ab initio calculations, Brillouin zones, density functional theory, Fermi level, Fermi surface, hafnium, rhenium, surface structure, technetium, total energy, zirconium
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Physical Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-137371DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.78.195414ISI: 000262607800100OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-137371DiVA: diva2:378338
Available from: 2010-12-15 Created: 2010-12-15 Last updated: 2012-03-30Bibliographically approved

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