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Interplay between surface and surface resonance states on height selective stability of fcc Dy(111) film at nanoscale

TitleInterplay between surface and surface resonance states on height selective stability of fcc Dy(111) film at nanoscale
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsLiu, XJ, Wang, CZ, Hupalo, M, Ho, KM, Thiel, PA, Tringides, MC
JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Volume18
Pagination31238-31243
Date Published11
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number1463-9076
Accession NumberWOS:000388943500042
Keywordschemistry, islands, metals, physics, total-energy calculations, wave basis-set
Abstract

Using first-principles calculations we show that face-centered cubic Dy(111) ultrathin films exhibit height selective stability. The origin of such height selection can be attributed to the interplay between the localized surface states and surface resonance states due to electron confinement effects. Such effect could be utilized to manipulate the film thickness at the atomic level to achieve desirable film properties or to control the growth of nanostructures on the thin film for various applications.

DOI10.1039/c6cp05639c
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Surface Structures

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Exploratory Theory

Alternate JournalPhys. Chem. Chem. Phys.