|Title||LEED crystallographic analysis for the Rh(111)-(root 7x root 7)R19.1 degrees-P surface structure|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1997|
|Authors||Liu, W, Wong, KC, Mitchell, KAR|
|Type of Article||Article|
|Keywords||chemisorption, ENERGY ELECTRON-DIFFRACTION, HETEROCYCLIZATION SITES, low energy electron diffraction, low index single crystal surface, METAL-SURFACES, microscopy, PHOSPHORUS, rhodium, SULFIDED PD(111) SURFACE, SURFACE RELAXATION AND RECONSTRUCTION, TENSOR LEED|
A recent communication  reported a novel structure for the (root 7 x root 7)R19.1 degrees reconstruction formed by P on the Rh(111) surface, and the present paper details the associated tensor LEED analysis. This reconstruction involves a packed arrangement of Rh pentagons and triangles for the topmost layer, with P atoms at 3/7 monolayer coverage occupying eight-coordinate sites created by the Rh pentagons. The nearly flat, densely packed Rh-P mixed layer (density of five Rh and three P atoms per seven Rh atoms in the substrate unit mesh) appears to provide a major stabilizing effect on this surface. The average P-Rh bond distance is indicated to be 2.52 Angstrom, slightly longer than that (2.38 A) in bulk Rh2P where the P atoms are also eight-coordinate. Some similarities are noted with the corresponding (rv (7) over bar x root 7)R19.1 degrees structures formed by S on the Pd(111), Cu(111) and Ag(111) surfaces.
|URL||<Go to ISI>://A1997WF20700043|