Over, Herbert; Kleinle, Gerald; Ertl, Gerhard; Moritz, Wolfgang; Ernst, Karl-Heinz; Wohlgemuth, Heinz; Christmann, Klaus; Schwarz, Eberhard (1991): A LEED structural analysis of the Co(100) surface. In: Surface Science Letters, Vol. 254, Nr. 1-3: L469-L474




The structure of the clean Co(1010) surface has been analysed by LEED. Application of a recently developed computational scheme reveals the prevalence of the termination A in which the two topmost layers exhibit a narrow spacing of 0.62 Å, corresponding to a 12.8(±0.5)% contraction with respect to the bulk value, while the spacing between the second and third layer is slightly expanded by 0.8(±0.2)%.