Tuesday, July 23, 2013

1307.5778 (Paweł Kempisty et al.)

Energy of adsorption at semiconducting surfaces with Fermi level
differently pinned -- ab initio study

Paweł Kempisty, Paweł Strak, Konrad Sakowski, Stanisław Krukowski
It is shown that adsorption energy at semiconductor surfaces critically depends on the charge transfer to or from the adsorbed species. For the processes without the charge transfer, such as molecular adsorption of closed shell systems, the adsorption energy is determined by the bonding only. In the case involving charge transfer, such as open shell systems like metal atoms or the dissociating molecules, the energy attains different value for the Fermi level differently pinned. The DFT simulation of adsorption of ammonia at hydrogen covered GaN(0001) confirms these predictions: the molecular adsorption is independent on the coverage while the dissociative process energy varies by several electronvolts.
View original: http://arxiv.org/abs/1307.5778

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