Surface-induced order in liquid metals and binary alloys

E. DiMasi, H. Tostmann, O. G. Shpyrko, M. Deutsch, P. S. Pershan, B. M. Ocko

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Measurements of the surface x-ray scattering from several pure liquid metals (Hg, Ga, and In) and from three alloys (Ga-Bi, Bi-In, and K-Na) with different heteroatomic chemical interactions in the bulk phase are reviewed. Surface-induced layering is found for each elemental liquid metal. The surface structure of the K-Na alloy resembles that of an elemental liquid metal. Bi-In displays pair formation at the surface. Surface segregation and a wetting film are found for Ga-Bi.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)A209-A214
JournalJournal of Physics Condensed Matter
Issue number8A
StatePublished - 2000


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