Accession Number : AD0777454

Title :   Theoretical Study of the Effective Polarizability of Adsorbed Molecules on Metal Surfaces.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AUSTIN DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Antoniewicz,Peter R.

Report Date : 10 APR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The report concerns the effect of the presence of the surface on the polarizability of adsorbed molecules on metal surfaces. It is pointed out that one must invoke the idea of the polarizability of the substrate in order to agree with the experiment. An interaction, leading to an induced dipole moment of adsorbed molecules which consequently reduces the work function, is described. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Adsorption, *Work functions, *Surface chemistry, Diatomic molecules, Atoms, Metals, Polarization, Dipole moments

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE