A New-Type of Long-Range Restructuring of Ordered Metal Surfaces Induced by Lateral Adsorbate Interactions: Iodide on AU(110) Electrodes
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A new form of long-range surface restructuring of Au110 is reported, specifically for Au110 in aqueous iodide electrolyte at high electrode potentials where an ordered iodide adlayer is present. In-situ scanning tunneling microscopy reveals the formation of periodic terrace strips paralleling the direction with widths, ca 25-40 A, that diminish as the surface potential is increased. The 1 x 1 substrate unit cell, however, remains unaffected. The restructuring is postulated to be due to dipole-dipole repulsive interactions destabilizing terrace sites distant from steps, and hence limiting the size of the substrate-adlayer domains.
- Physical Chemistry
- Electricity and Magnetism
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy