Relation between vacancy properties and surface energies in three noble or transition metals
New York, N.Y.
The journal of physics and chemistry of solids. - New York, N.Y.
, p. 827-828
An approximate formula, derived via a particular "glue" model of interatomic forces, is brought into direct contact with experiment for close-packed metals Cu, An and Ni. Thereby, two vacancy properties, mono-vacancy formation energy and divacancy binding energy, are shown to correlate approximately with a specific combination of surface energies. Best accord with the theoretical prediction is found for Ni. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.