Simulating the temperature dependence of surface state contributions to reflection anisotropy spectral features

G. E. Isted, Paul Lane, R. J. Cole

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By simulating the effect of temperature on the absorption spectra of Ag and Cu (110), we show the differing importance of the various processes influencing the temperature dependence of the width and intensity of the 1.7 eV Ag (110) reflection anisotropy spectroscopy (RAS) peak and the surface state contribution to the Cu (110) 2.1 eV RAS peak. Our results show that the significance of these processes in each case is governed by the energy gap between the associated occupied surface state involved and the Fermi energy. (C) 2010 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1965-1968
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica Status Solidi B - Basic Research
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2010
Event8th International Conference on Optics of Surfaces and Interfaces 2009 - Ischia, Italy
Duration: 7 Sep 200911 Sep 2009


  • metal surfaces
  • reflection anisotropy spectroscopy
  • surface states
  • temperature effects
  • CU(110)

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