On the step structures of alkali halide surfaces

M. José Yacamán, T. Ocaña Z.

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The steps created during cleavage, on the surface of an alkali halide, are analyzed. It is concluded that their step height is biatomic rather than monoatomic. This characteristic is discussed in terms of the electrical neutrality of the crystal that must be maintained after cleavage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)418-419
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1977
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Physics and Astronomy


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