Evidence for two different adsorption sites of CO on Pt(111) from infrared reflection spectroscopy
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The adsorption of CO on Pt(111) surfaces has been studied under clean conditions by a highly surface sensitive double-beam infrared reflection spectroscopy (IRS). In contrast to results of other authors two stretching vibrations of adsorbed CO rather than one are detected near 2100cm−1 and 1870cm−1. This is in agreement with recent findings in high-resolution electron energy loss spectroscopy (ELS). The results are discussed in terms of two adsorption sites: CO adsorbed in on-top positions and double coordinated on bridging sites, respectively. Furthermore, a precursor state and a preferential adsorption in islands at low coverage is taken into account.
PACS Code68.30. +Z
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