We report the observation of a (1×2) reconstruction of Cu(110), induced by adsorption of submonolayer amounts of lithium. We have investigated this reconstruction using channeling and blocking of 110 keV protons. The altered substrate geometry causes a decrease in the ion scattering yield. These data are only compatible with models for the reconstruction that involve small movements of the surface atoms away from their bulklike positions.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Materials Chemistry