AMBIGUITIES IN ADSORBATE SITE ASSIGNMENT FROM VIBRATIONAL FREQUENCIES - A TLEED STRUCTURAL STUDY OF (2X1)CO-PD(110)

A WANDER*, P HU, DA KING

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Abstract

The structure of the (2 X 1)CO-Pd(110) surface phase has been determined by LEED intensity analysis. The CO molecule is found to be adsorbed in an atop site, tilted by 11-degrees +/- 4-degrees with respect to the surface normal, with a C-O bond length of 1.16 +/- 0.04 angstrom. Interestingly, the C-O vibrational frequency for this system (2003 cm-1) is virtually identical to the frequency observed for the (2 X 1)CO-Ni(110) surface phase (1998 cm-1) which a previous LEED study has shown involves bridge bound CO molecules. The result indicates that care must be taken in assigning site symmetries on the basis of C-O stretching frequencies alone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)393-398
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume201
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 08 Jan 1993

Keywords

  • INFRARED-SPECTROSCOPY
  • CO-ADSORPTION
  • LEED
  • SURFACE
  • NI(110)
  • RECONSTRUCTION
  • R30-DEGREES
  • PD(110)
  • DIFFRACTION
  • OVERLAYER

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