Carbon monoxide chemisorption on a nickel surface: an investigation of unoccupied bands
Unoccupied bands of the Ni(110)/CO(2x1)p2mg chemisorption system were investigated by k-resolved inverse photoemission and by tight-binding extended-Hückel calculations. A detailed symmetry analysis reveals the effects of metal-CO backbonding in the CO-2(pi)-derived manifold. The CO-2(pi) metal-sp interaction, although comparable to the d interaction of some CO-2(pi) bands, affects the band topology only weakly and in a rather uniform manner. The study provides a quantitative assessment of the CO-2(pi)- metal-d and -sp interactions based on measurements of unoccupied bands.
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 63 (1989) pp. 1884-1887
Record Number: 199011327 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
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