Image potential states of supported metallic nanoislands

A.G. Borisov, Tero Hakala, Martti J. Puska, V.M. Silkin, N. Zabala, E.V. Chulkov, P.M. Echenique

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Our theoretical study shows how well-resolved image potential states develop on metal-supported metallic nanoislands. The systems under consideration are one monolayer high Na nanoislands on the Cu(111) surface. However, the phenomenon is general and it requires only that the work function of the adsorbate is lower than that of the substrate, and that the substrate possesses a projected band gap along the surface normal.
Original languageEnglish
Article number121402
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 26 Sep 2007
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • lifetimes of excited states
  • mirror-image states
  • nanoisland on surfaces


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