Quantum motion of chemisorbed hydrogen on Ni surfaces

M. J. Puska*, R. M. Nieminen, Matti Manninen, Bulbul Chakraborty, S. Holloway, J. K. Nørskov

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Quantum mechanical energy levels and wave functions have been calculated for the motion of chemisorbed hydrogen atoms on Ni surfaces. The results show considerable quantum effects for the adatom in both the ground and the excited states. The description of the adparticles as being delocalized along the surface offers a novel interpretation of several phenomena, in particular the vibrational excitations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1081-1084
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 19 Sep 1983
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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