Asymptotic potential coefficients for rare gas and alkali atoms and simple molecules interacting with metallic surfaces

Carey Schwartz, R. J. Le Roy

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Abstract

Values of the coefficients C3 and C5 which describe the asymptotic potential energy between an atom or molecule and a surface, and the constants Cs1 and Cs2 which characterize the surface mediation of the long-range atom(molecule)-atom(molecule) interaction, are calculated for rare gas and alkali or simple molecules, such as NO, H2, and H2O, adsorbed on noble and transition metals. These calculated results are obtained using analytic representations of the atomic polarizability and a numerical treatment of the substrate dielectric response obtained from measured optical constants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalSurface Science
Volume166
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 1986

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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