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Author(s): Ana M Pessoa
Jose L C Fajin
Jose R B Gomes
Natalia N D S Cordeiro
Title: Cluster and periodic DFT calculations of adsorption of hydroxyl on the Au(h k l) surfaces
Issue Date: 2010
Abstract: Adsorption of hydroxyl on the Au(1 1 0), Au(1 00). and Au(1 1 1) surfaces has been investigated by means of density functional based methods and cluster models and periodic slabs. According to the cluster models, the optimized results indicate that the use of different functional has an indistinct effect on the equilibrium geometry, but adsorption energies computed by different exchange-correlation functionals may differ up to 0.8 eV. At the B3LYP level, the final structures of adsorbed OH are upright and the preferred modes for its adsorption onto the Au(1 1 0), Au(1 00), and Au(1 1 1) surfaces are the short-bridge site with an adsorption energy of -1.96 eV, the bridge site (-1.79 eV), and the hollow hcp site (-1.25 eV), respectively. According to the periodic calculations, the final (OH)(ads) Structures are in a few cases more tilted as compared to the cluster model data, as well as giving a different preferred adsorption site for the Au(1 1 1) surface (i.e.: the bridge site). Furthermore, the stability order of adsorption gathered on the three surfaces, i.e.: Au(1 1 0) > Au(1 0 0) > Au(1 11), is in accord with experimental reports and in concordance with the decreasing of the coordination number of the gold atoms in each surface. Finally, periodic calculations carried out for the stepped Au(3 2 1) surface reveal that adsorption of OH is more favorable on the bridge between the Au(1 1 1) and Au(1 0 0) microfacets, and its adsorption energy is higher than on the low-index surfaces.
Subject: Química
Chemical sciences
Scientific areas: Ciências exactas e naturais::Química
Natural sciences::Chemical sciences
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
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