Structural and electronic properties of Ag-Pd superlattices

Matthieu J. Verstraete, Jacques Dumont, Robert Sporken, R. L. Johnson, Frédéric Wiame, Kristiaan Temst, Johan Swerts, Frédéric Mirabella, Jacques Ghijsen, Xavier Gonze

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The electronic structure of silver-palladium heterostructures is investigated, both experimentally and through ab initio calculations. Synchrotron-radiation induced photoelectron spectroscopy characterizations of the work function and the valence band structure are compared to and explained by calculations of slab and bulk heterostructures. Work functions and equilibrium geometries are shown to be in agreement with synchrotron-radiation induced photoelectron spectroscopy, x-ray diffraction and scanning tunneling microscopy measurements. Further insight into the differing behavior of the two terminating metal surfaces is extracted from the calculations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number205427
Pages (from-to)205427-1-205427-8
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2004
Externally publishedYes


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