Order and Disorder Phenomena at Surfaces of Binary Alloys

  • F. F. Haas
  • F. Schmid
  • K. Binder


We present recent Monte Carlo results on surfaces of bcc-structured binary alloys which undergo an order-disorder phase transformation in the bulk. In particular, we discuss surface order and surface induced disorder at the bulk transition between the ordered (DO3) phase and the disordered (A2) phase. An intricate interplay between different ordering and segregation phenomena leads to a complex surface behavior, which depends on the orientation of the surface under consideration.


Binary Alloy Bulk Transition Critical Wetting Surface Order Intricate Interplay 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. F. Haas
    • 1
  • F. Schmid
    • 2
  • K. Binder
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für PhysikJohannes Gutenberg Universität MainzMainzGermany
  2. 2.Max-Planck Institut für PolymerforschungMainzGermany

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