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Title: Chemisorption of group-III metals on the Si(111) and Ge(111) surfaces: An ab initio study
Author: Ricart, Josep M.
Rubio Martínez, Jaime
Illas i Riera, Francesc
Keywords: Química de superfícies
Teoria de l'aproximació
Surface chemistry
Approximation theory
Issue Date: 1990
Publisher: The American Physical Society
Abstract: Chemisorption of group-III metal adatoms on Si(111) and Ge(111) has been studied through the ab initio Hartree-Fock method including nonempirical pseudopotentials and using cluster models to simulate the surface. Three different high-symmetry sites (atop, eclipsed, and open) have been considered by using X4H9, X4H7, and X6H9 (X=Si,Ge) cluster models. In a first step, ideal surface geometries have been used. Metal-induced reconstruction upon chemisorption has also been taken into account. Equilibrium distances, binding energies, and vibrational frequencies have been obtained and compared with available experimental data. From binding-energy considerations, the atop and eclipsed sites seem to be the most favorable ones and thus a coadsorption picture may be suggested. Group-III metals exhibit a similar behavior and the same is true for Si(111) and Ge(111) surfaces when chemisorption is considered.
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It is part of: Physical Review B, 1990, vol. 42, núm. 8, p. 5212-5220.
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ISSN: 0163-1829
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