VIBRATIONAL MOTION AND GEOMETRICAL STRUCTURE IN ADSORBED CO STUDIED BY CORE LEVEL PHOTOELECTRON-SPECTROSCOPY
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 1990
High resolution core level spectra from CO adsorbed on clean and hydrogen precovered Ni(100) and CO adsorbed on Cu(100) are presented. The core level binding energy is shown to be sensitive to the adsorption site. Cluster calculations reproduce the general trend of the binding energy shifts between the on top and hollow sites of CO/Ni(100). In the coadsorption system CO/H/Ni(100) three different adsorption sites have been observed with a maximum binding energy shift of 2.6 eV for the Ols level. The temperature dependence of the Cls and Ols line profiles in CO/Ni(100) has been carefully investigated. The temperature dependent broadening is due to thermal excitations of frustrated translations parallel to the surface. The spectra from CO on Cu(100) show no temperature dependence below 200K.