Research Papers in Physics and Astronomy


Date of this Version

August 1987


Published by American Physical Society. Copyright 1987. Permission to use. Phys. Rev. B36 (1987) 2519–2529.


The electronic band structure of one, two, and five monolayers of Hg on Ag(100) has been investigated by angle-resolved photoemission. Hg overlayers on Ag(100) form metastable structures that develop via Frank–van der Merwe growth modes. Hg-Hg hybridization results in the formation of a two-dimensional band structure while hybridization of Hg with the underlying Ag(100) substrate results in the adoption of bulklike characteristics for some Hg-induced bands. The Hg-Hg as well as Hg-Ag interactions are discussed.

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