Formation of Striped Surface Phases by Short-Range Forces

J. A. Meyer, S. J. Stranick, and P. S. Weiss*

Journal of Chemical Physics 101, 8082 (1994).

Anisotropic Cu-O islands form striped periodic supergratings upon annealing an oxygen-exposed Cu(110) surface. While the formation of these striped phases has been attributed to long-range repulsive forces between stripes, we show using the one-dimensional lattice gas model and Monte Carlo simulations that short range adsorbate-adsorbate interactions are capable of producing striped phases.