Effect of electron correlation corrections on phase competition in Ag film on MgO substrate Academic Article uri icon


  • The effect of electron correlation corrections in the novel theory predicting the growth mode of a thin metallic film on an insulating substrate has been studied. We discuss the influence of the substrate slab thickness on the energies of formation for several two-dimensional phases, which, in principle, may form in Ag layer on (0 0 1) MgO substrate. We analyze also the sensitivity of the key energy parameter-Fourier transform of the mixing potential (V) over tilde (0) to the choice of correlation functionals. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

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  • May 1, 2002