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Hydrogen-Induced Reconstruction of Cu(100): Two-Dimensional and One-Dimensional Structures of Surface Hydride

Anders Hellman (Institutionen för teknisk fysik, Kemisk fysik) ; K. Svensson ; Stig Andersson
Journal of Physical Chemistry C (1932-7447). Vol. 118 (2014), 29, p. 15773-15778.
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Adsorption of atomic hydrogen has a remarkable influence on the structure and morphology of the Cu(I00) surface. We have examined two specific situations; the well-known reconstructed p(2 x 2)-H surface and a one-dimensional (6 X 1)-H surface resembling the stripe reconstruction observed in an electrochemical environment. High resolution electron energy loss spectroscopy and density functional calculations show that the H atoms occupy only surface sites and that H bonding in induced 3-fold Cu surface hollow sites is a structural key element. The calculations support a transient scenario in which H absorption in subsurface sites is a critical intermediate step in the reconstruction of the Cu surface. We find clear evidence in terms of characteristic properties, like the H-Cu bond lengths and the dipole excited vibrational mode spectra, that these structures consist of two-dimensional and one-dimensional structures of surface hydride.


Denna post skapades 2014-08-26. Senast ändrad 2015-04-22.
CPL Pubid: 201960


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