Simulation of IRRAS Spectra for Molecules on Oxide Surfaces: CO on TiO2(110)
2015 (English)In: The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, ISSN 1932-7447, E-ISSN 1932-7455, Vol. 119, no 10, 5403-5411 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We explore a method that cart sirriulate infrared refiection absotption spectroscopy (IRRAS) spectra for molecules adsjorlied on semiconductor surfaces. The method rakes it possible to directly correlate experimental spectra with possible adsorbate structures. Our example in thiS paper is CO adsoihed on rutile TiO2(110). We present simulated IRRAS spectra for coverages in the range from 0.125 to 1.5 Monolayer (ML) An explanation is provided. for the apparent inconsistency in the literature concerning the tilting geometry of 1 ML CO on this surface. We find that a tilted structure (which is also the lowest-energy configuration) generates IRRAS spectra in excellent agreement with the experimental spectra. Furthermore, we predict the adsorption structure for 1.5 ML CO coverage over TiO2 (110), which consists of very weakly bound CO molecules on top of the monolayer. In all cases, our simulation method) which is based On density functioual theory (PFT) vibrational calculations, produces s- and p-polarized IRRAS spectra in excellent agreement with the experimental spectra.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 119, no 10, 5403-5411 p.
Physical Chemistry Other Engineering and Technologies
Research subject Engineering Science with specialization in Solid State Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-251804DOI: 10.1021/jp5094096ISI: 000351189100017OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-251804DiVA: diva2:808339