Model-potential approach to metal surfaces.

  title={Model-potential approach to metal surfaces.},
  author={P RaghavendraRao and Mukhopadhyay},
  journal={Physical review. B, Condensed matter},
  volume={31 2},
A simple and realistic Inodel. potential of %'oods-Saxon type is used to determine the one-electron states for a semi-infinite metal (jellium). The various potential parameters are determined by the use of certain physical constraints which ensure the self-consistency approximately. To judge the accuracy and the effectiveness of this potential model, we compare the work-function values obtained in the present scheme with those of the fully self-consistent calculations of Lang and Kohn. We also… CONTINUE READING

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