The coverage dependence of the local structure of C on Ni(100): a structural precursor to adsorbate-induced reconstruction
UNSPECIFIED. (2000) The coverage dependence of the local structure of C on Ni(100): a structural precursor to adsorbate-induced reconstruction. Surface Science, 446 (3). pp. 301-313. ISSN 0039-6028Full text not available from this repository.
The local structure around adsorbed carbon atoms on Ni(100) has been determined by C Is scanned-energy mode photoelectron diffraction both at low coverage (0.15 ML) and at 0.5 ML in the 'clock'-reconstructed (2 x 2)p4g phase. At low coverage the C atoms occupy simple undistorted hollow sites; the radial strain of the Ni atoms surrounding the adsorbed carbon, proposed on the basis of STM images, is not found. The comparative study of the (2 x 2)p4g phase confirms the structural parameters of earlier studies, but allows direct comparison between the two phases free from systematic errors. The C-Ni near-neighbour distances to both top and second layer Ni atoms are unchanged by reconstruction, but the Ni-Ni nearest-neighbour distance in the top layer increases significantly. This implies that the adsorbate-induced compressive stress is associated with Ni-Ni, rather than Ni-C, repulsion as has previously been proposed. Special care has been taken to check for coupling of structural parameters in the analysis which might influence the precision of these comparisons, and a new methodology for identifying and assessing such parameter coupling is described. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QD Chemistry
Q Science > QC Physics
|Journal or Publication Title:||Surface Science|
|Publisher:||ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV|
|Date:||10 February 2000|
|Number of Pages:||13|
|Page Range:||pp. 301-313|
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