Pauling's rules for oxide surfaces

Tassie K. Andersen*, Dillon D. Fong, Laurence D. Marks

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Abstract

Determination of surface structures currently requires careful measurement and computationally expensive methods since, unlike bulk crystals, guiding principles for generating surface structural hypotheses are frequently lacking. Herein, we discuss the applicability of Pauling's rules as a set of guidelines for surface structures. The wealth of solved reconstructions on SrTiO3 (100), (110), and (111) are considered, as well as nanostructures on these surfaces and a few other ABO3 oxide materials. These rules are found to explain atomic arrangements for reconstructions and thin films just as they apply to bulk oxide materials. Using this data and Pauling's rules, the fundamental structural units of reconstructions and their arrangement are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-232
Number of pages20
JournalSurface Science Reports
Volume73
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2018

Keywords

  • Oxide surfaces
  • Perovskite oxides
  • Reconstructions
  • Strontium titanate
  • Surface reconstructions
  • Surface structure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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    Andersen, T. K., Fong, D. D., & Marks, L. D. (2018). Pauling's rules for oxide surfaces. Surface Science Reports, 73(5), 213-232. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.surfrep.2018.08.001