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Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Physical Review B

Volume

49

Issue

3

Publication Date

1-15-1994

First Page

2277

Last Page

2280

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevB.49.2277

Abstract

The phonon widths of outermost core-electron photoemission spectra from (110)-oriented overlayers of Na, K, and Rb metals show the expected Debye behavior for the bulk atoms, but significant deviations for the surface atoms. The data indicate a softening of the surface vibrational mode above 200 K. This effect, which is weak in Na but strong in K and Rb, demonstrates that the vibrational mode normal to the surface is anharmonic.

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Published by American Physical Society in Physical Review B. Publisher PDF is available for download through link above.

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