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The Journal of Chemical Physics
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.
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Russell, Selena M.; Liu, Da-Jiang; Kawai, Maki; Kim, Yousoo; and Thiel, Patricia A., "Low-temperature adsorption of H2S on Ag(111)" (2010). Chemistry Publications. 8.