CO interactions with copper-covered Ru(000l)

S. D. Bader, L. Richter, P. L. Cao, D. E. Ellis, A. J. Freeman

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Photoemission-thermal desorption studies for saturation coverage CO on submonolayer Cu-covered Ru(0001), and self-consistent total-energy calculations for CO bound to small-cluster analogs of Cu( 111), Ru(0001), and Cu/Ru(0001) chemisorption geometries are reported. New Cu-perturbed Ru binding sites are observed experimentally with (— 25%) reduced activation energy for desorption and increased molecular photoelectron binding energies ( — 0.3 eV) relative to CO/ Ru(0001). The mixed-metal cluster calculation provides a description of a possible precursor intermediate state for CO desorption, in qualitative accord with experiment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1185-1187
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Vacuum Science and Technology A: Vacuum, Surfaces and Films
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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