Volume 123, Issue 20, 22 November 2005
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123(2005); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2125728View Description Hide Description
First-principles molecular-dynamics simulations have been performed for the liquid-vapor interfaces of liquid Li, Mg, Al, and Si. We analyze the oscillatory ionic and valence electronic density profiles obtained, their wavelengths, and the mechanisms behind their relative phase shift.
123(2005); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2124687View Description Hide Description
We present data on the coverage and nearest-neighbor dependences of the diffusion of CO on Cu(111) by time-lapsed scanning tunneling microscope (STM) imaging. Most notable is a maximum in diffusivity of CO at a local coverage of one molecule per 20 substrate atoms and a repulsion between CO molecules upon approach closer than three adsites, which in combination with a less pronounced increase in potential energy at the diffusion transition state, leads to rapid diffusion of CO molecules around one another. We propose a new method of evaluating STM-based diffusion data that provides all parameters necessary for the modeling of the dynamics of an adsorbate population.