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The Structure of the chiral Pt{531} surface: a combined LEED and DFT study

Puisto, S. R., Held, G., Ranea, V., Jenkins, S. J., Mola, E. E. and King, D. A. (2005) The Structure of the chiral Pt{531} surface: a combined LEED and DFT study. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 109 (47). pp. 22456-22462. ISSN 1520-5207

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The structure of the chiral kinked Pt{531} surface has been determined by low-energy electron diffraction intensity-versus-energy (LEED-IV) analysis and density functional theory (DFT). Large contractions and expansions of the vertical interlayer distances with respect to the bulk-terminated surface geometry were found for the first six layers (LEED: d(12) = 0.44 angstrom, d(23) = 0.69 angstrom, d(34) = 0.49 angstrom, d(45) = 0.95 angstrom, d(56) = 0.56 angstrom; DFT: d(12) = 0.51 angstrom, d(23) = 0.55 angstrom, d(34) = 0.74 angstrom, d(45) = 0.78 angstrom, d(56) = 0.63 angstrom; d(bulk) = 0.66 angstrom). Energy-dependent cancellations of LEED spots over unusually large energy ranges, up to 100 eV, can be explained by surface roughness and reproduced by applying a model involving 0.25 ML of vacancies and adatoms in the scattering calculations. The agreement between the results from LEED and DFT is not as good as in other cases, which could be due to this roughness of the real surface.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Chemistry
ID Code:16626
Publisher:American Chemical Society

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