Surface structure and bonding of acetylene to the platinum (111) surface

L. L. Kesmodel*, P. C. Stair, R. C. Baetzold, G. A. Somorjai

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Analysis of low-energy-electron-diffraction beam intensities for a 2×2 chemisorbed layer of acetylene on the Pt(111) surface shows that the molecules are adsorbed in either a threefold position or a twofold bridge position at a distance of 1.95±0.10 above the topmost plane of platinum atoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1316-1319
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number22
StatePublished - 1976

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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