Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2010

Journal or Book Title

The Journal of Chemical Physics

Volume

133

Issue

12

First Page

124705

DOI

10.1063/1.3481481

Abstract

H2S forms a rich variety of structures on Ag(111) at low temperature and submonolayer coverage. The molecules decorate step edges, exist as isolated entities on terraces, and aggregate into clusters and islands, under various conditions. One type of island exhibits a (×)R25.3° unit cell. Typically, molecules in the clusters and islands are separated by about 0.4 nm, the same as the S–S separation in crystalline H2S. Density functional theory indicates that hydrogen-bonded clusters contain two types of molecules. One is very similar to an isolated adsorbed H2S molecule, with both S–H bonds nearly parallel to the surface. The other has a S–H bond pointed toward the surface. The potential energy surface for adsorption and diffusion is very smooth.

Comments

the following article appeared in The Journal of Chemical Physics 133, no. 12 (2010): 124705, doi:10.1063/1.3481481.

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Language

en

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