Potential energy surfaces of image potential states

Solvejg Jørgensen, Mark A. Ratner, Kurt V. Mikkelsen

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Eight different cases for obtaining the potential energy surfaces of image potential states and the corresponding charge densities were considered. The dielectric continuum model was extended to include a linearized Fermi-Thomas metal. As a result, a systematic determination of the dependence of the inverse Fermi screening length of the metal, and the electron affinity, the dielectric constant and the thickness of the dielectric medium was possible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3790-3799
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number8
StatePublished - Feb 22 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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