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Vibrational Lifetimes for Molecules Adsorbed on Metal Surfaces

  • M. Persson
  • B. N. J. Persson

Abstract

Theoretical calculations of the decay of vibrations of molecules adsorbed on a metal surface due to excitation of electronhole pairs in the metal are described and discussed. Both a dipole- and a resonance-coupling model are considered. Calculated lifetimes are compared with the measured value for the system CO/Cu(100).

Keywords

Metal Surface Vibration Frequency Electron Hole Pair Dipole Coupling Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Persson
    • 1
  • B. N. J. Persson
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Theoretical PhysicsChalmers University of TechnologyGöteborgSweden

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