First principles studies of a Xe atom adsorbed on Nb(1 1 0) surface

S. Dag, M. Shaughnessy, C. Y. Fong, X. D. Zhu, L. H. Yang

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We study adsorption sites of a single Xe adatom on Nb(1 1 0) surface using a density functional theory approach: the on-top site is the most favorable position for adsorption. We compare the binding features of the present study to earlier studies of a Xe adatom on close-packed (1 1 1) surfaces of face-centered cubic metals. The different features are attributed through a microscopic picture to the less than half filled d-states in Nb.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2100-2104
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jun 15 2012


  • Adsorption
  • Charge accumulation
  • Nb(1 1 0) surface

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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