The interaction of Pd and Au atoms with a silica surface and SiO2/Mo(112) ultrathin films has been studied with periodic density-functional theory-generalized gradient approximation calculations. On both unsupported and supported silica, Pd and Au are weakly bound. No charge transfer occurs to the empty Pd and Au orbitals. Differently from Au, Pd can easily penetrate with virtually no barrier into the hexagonal rings of the supported silica film and binds strongly at the SiO2-Mo interface. The same process for Au implies overcoming a barrier of 0.9 eV. Completely different is the behavior of Ti-doped silica films. Au forms a direct covalent bond with substitutional Ti at the expense of the Ti center dot O-Mo interface bond which breaks. The global process is exothermic by 1 eV and nonactivated, showing that Ti doping results in solid anchoring points for the adsorbed Au atoms and for nucleation and growth of small gold particles. The effect of Ti doping is less pronounced for Pd but still visible with substantial enhancement of the Pd adsorption strength. (c) 2006 American Institute of Physics.
Giordano, L., Del Vitto, A., & Pacchioni, G. (2006). Au and Pd atoms adsorbed on pure and Ti-doped SiO2/Mo(112) films. THE JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 124(3) [10.1063/1.2151175].
|Citazione:||Giordano, L., Del Vitto, A., & Pacchioni, G. (2006). Au and Pd atoms adsorbed on pure and Ti-doped SiO2/Mo(112) films. THE JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 124(3) [10.1063/1.2151175].|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Titolo:||Au and Pd atoms adsorbed on pure and Ti-doped SiO2/Mo(112) films|
|Autori:||Giordano, L; Del Vitto, A; Pacchioni, G|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2006|
|Rivista:||THE JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2151175|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|