Research Papers in Physics and Astronomy


Date of this Version

May 1989


Published in the Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A 7 (3), May/Jun 1989. Copyright © 1989 American Vacuum Society. Used by permission. For free online abstracts, see


Thin ( 1-7 monolayer) well-ordered, disordered, and liquid Hg overlayers on Ag(100) have been investigated with angle resolved photoemission and low-energy electron diffraction. The well-ordered overlayers exhibit new electronic states as a result of the strained, cubic, overlayer crystallographic structure. The new electronic states depend upon the long-range crystallographic order of the overlayer, not simply the local crystallographic symmetry. The photoemission cross section and branching ratio of the 5d mercury states depends on the overlayer long-range crystallographic order and cannot be explained by photoelectron diffraction.

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