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Numerical values of the surface free energies of solid chemical elements

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The knowledge of the surface free energiesγ i o of solid chemical elements is necessary in many practically important subjects. The description of the quantitiesγ i o (more correctly termed as the surface free enthalpies) is a part of a new “complex calculation of surface segregation” (CCSS) method, proposed by the authors. Here the applicability of a “standard table” of the values ofγ i o , obtained in that part of CCSS is shown by comparing the calculated values ofγ i o with several recently published experimental results.

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Mezey, L.Z., Giber, J. Numerical values of the surface free energies of solid chemical elements. Appl. Phys. A 35, 87–89 (1984). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00620635

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