Topological Correlations in a Layer Adsorbed on a Crystal Surface
Bosse Le, J. C.
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The incoherent scattering of electrons by a layer adsorbed at a single crystal surface is determined by the topological correlations of elements forming the adsorbed layer. The model for the description of atoms or molecules adsorbed on the surface is formulated in terms of occupation operators which are expressed in terms of pseudospin operators with a given spin value. The correlations can be determined by the fluctuation dissipation theorem in connection with the susceptibility or given directly by means of the Green functions properly chosen. An example of the topological or chemical disorder of two components is considered in detail. The calculations of the topological correlations allow us to find the incoherent scattering amplitude as a function of the surface coverage which can be experimentally detected.