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I want to calculate the work of separation between layers of a structure as I have attached from the literature. I know how to calculate at the interface but How about a layer below the interface or at different layers other than the interface? The literature only provided the equation for calculating at the interface but not beneath the interface. Where the up and bottom layers are metal and oxide layers. Thank you.enter image description hereenter image description here

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  • $\begingroup$ I would like to know why would you want to calculate the work of separation between layers of a single structure? $\endgroup$
    – Shaun Han
    Commented Jul 31, 2023 at 16:41
  • $\begingroup$ @ShaunHan For comparison just as has been done in the literature. I am investigating the segregation of an element at the interface $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 31, 2023 at 16:44
  • $\begingroup$ Why don't you calculate the segregation energy then? $\endgroup$
    – Shaun Han
    Commented Jul 31, 2023 at 17:00
  • $\begingroup$ @ShaunHan yes I will calculate that one too but the work of separation would give me the effect of the segregant. To my question is there any equation to calculate the work of separation beneath the interface like has been done in the literature? $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 31, 2023 at 17:03
  • $\begingroup$ Not that I know of $\endgroup$
    – Shaun Han
    Commented Jul 31, 2023 at 17:10

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After a long search I finally found the answer I've been looking for. To calculate the work of separation beneath the interface or at any layer you insert a small vacuum for example 5 Angstrom and calculate the total energy of the system. The work of separation is then the difference between the energy of the separated and the unseparated layers divided by the interface area.

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