Hydrogen Chemisorption on Co(0001) Surface: A DFT Study


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In this work the total energy calculations on the atomic geometry and chemisorption properties of Co(0001)/H surface are performed by using the density-functional theory in the approach of the projector-augmented wave (PAW) method. For a clean Co(0001) surface the atomic relaxations of the top three Co(0001) layers are obtained. The adsorptions of atomic Hydrogen have been investigated in the surface periodicities of p(1×1), p(1×2), p(2×2), and (  )R30º combined with hcp hollow and fcc hollow sites. For the cases studied in this work, the atomic hydrogen occupies fcc hollow site preferably drawn from the total energies. In these surface structures the perpendicular distances between the adsorbate and the first layer of substrate (DH-Co) range from 0.93 Å to 0.99 Å. The calculations on the surface vibrational modes proved the frequencies of atomic hydrogen along substrate surface displayed strong dependence on the adsorption geometries.



Edited by:

J.Y. Liang and D.G. Li






X. F. Shang et al., "Hydrogen Chemisorption on Co(0001) Surface: A DFT Study", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 571, pp. 48-55, 2012

Online since:

September 2012




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