Quadrupole contribution to the physisorption interaction

Xue Pei Jiang, Flavio Toigo, Milton W. Cole

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Abstract

We compute the quadrupole dispersion contribution to the adsorption potential of non-polar atoms. Two methods are used. One assumes a perfect induced image. The other applies perturbation theory to treat surface plasmon fluctuations interacting with quadrupolar fluctuations. The resulting interaction (-C5z-5 can be important near the adatom′s equilibrium position.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-162
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume101
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 14 1983

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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