Adsorbate-Surface Interactions

  • J. K. Nørskov
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Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 59)


Calculations of the adiabatic potential energy surface for atoms and molecules interacting with metal surfaces based on the effective medium theory are reviewed. For atomic chemisorption, the full potential energy surface has been calculated in a number of cases and the properties of the interaction potential can be related to the parameters describing the atom and surface in question. For molecular chemisorption and surface reactions, the effective medium theory can be used to make comparisons between binding energies and activation energies.


Potential Energy Surface Effective Medium Theory Chemisorption Energy Surface Electron Density Effective Medium Approach 
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  • J. K. Nørskov
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  1. 1.NORDITACopenhagenDenmark

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