A first-principles study of oxygen adsorption and interaction with Al adatoms on Al(110)

Yogesh Tiwary, Kristen A. Fichthorn

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Abstract

We use first-principles density-functional theory to identify several stable binding sites for adsorbed O2 and O on Al(110). Our calculations indicate that it is energetically favorable for O2 to dissociate to two atoms on Al(110). When O2 dissociates, it is energetically favorable for the resulting O atoms to exist as dimers. We identify several possible configurations for O dimers on this surface, and quantify atomic interactions between an Al adatom and these dimers. Our work provides insight into the initial stages of oxidation of Al(110), as well as the role of oxygen impurities in Al thin-film epitaxy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1391-1396
Number of pages6
JournalSurface Science
Volume605
Issue number15-16
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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