Xe films on a decagonal Al-Ni-Co quasicrystalline surface

Wahyu Setyawan, Nicola Ferralis, Renee D. Diehl, Milton W. Cole, Stefano Curtarolo

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The grand canonical Monte Carlo method is employed to study the adsorption of Xe on a quasicrystalline Al-Ni-Co surface. The calculation uses a semiempirical gas-surface interaction, based on conventional combining rules and the usual Lennard-Jones Xe-Xe interaction. The resulting adsorption isotherms and calculated structures are consistent with the results of low energy electron diffraction experimental data. In this paper we focus on five features not discussed earlier: the range of the average density of the adsorbate, the order of the transition, the orientational degeneracy of the ground state, the isosteric heat of adsorption of the system, and the effect of the vertical cell dimension.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number125425
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number12
StatePublished - 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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