Electron-Hole Pairs, Molecular Vibrations, and Rate Processes at Metal Surfaces

  • J. W. Gadzuk
  • Horia Metiu


Consequences of the coupling of nuclear motion of an atom or molecule near a metal surface with the electron-hole pairs excitations of the metal are considered from the point of view of vibrational spectroscopy. Special emphasis is placed on the interrelationship between pair excitation, surface localized vibrational structure, and rate processes. Specific realizations discussed here in terms of vibrational spectroscopy include:
  1. a.

    Pair renormalization of intramolecular vibrational modes.

  2. b.

    Desorption rates.

  3. c.

    Pair excitation, trajectory theories, and vibrational modes.

  4. d.

    Reaction rate theory at surfaces.



Vibrational Level Random Phase Approximation Incident Particle Vibrational Spectroscopy Anharmonic Oscillator 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. W. Gadzuk
    • 1
  • Horia Metiu
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.National Bureau of Standards Surface Science DivisionUSA
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryUniversity of CaliforniaSanta BarbaraUSA

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