An LCGTO-MCP-LSD study of the (2 × 1) H-covered Pd(110) surface

I. Papai, D. R. Salahub, C. Mijoule

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Local spin density calculations are reported for interaction of atomic H with different palladium clusters (Pd4, Pd7 and Pd12) representing the Pd(110) surface. By scanning a two-dimensional potential energy surface for the H atom the pseudo-threefold site is found to be energetically favoured over the bridge site. At the equilibrium geometry the Pd-H distance is 1.8 Å. H-induced features in the electronic structure of the clusters are discussed and compared to the experimental results. Stabilizing H-H interactions are found for the zig-zag arrangement of the H atoms in which Pd 5s electrons play an important role.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-249
Number of pages9
JournalSurface Science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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