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Simple Connections in Alkali Adsorption



John William Gadzuk


Stimulated by recent two-photon photoemission spectroscopy and density functional theory (DFT) studies by Petek and coworkers, a retrospective look at some fundamentals in the theory of ionic alkali adsorption on metal surfaces is presented that provides a simple correlation between free atom ionization potentials,ionic size, adsorption heights, and spectroscopically observed alkali valence-electron-binding energies.
Physical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics)


alkali adsorption, chemisorption, image potential, ionic adsorption, photoemission spectroscopy


, J. (2009), Simple Connections in Alkali Adsorption, Physical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics), [online], (Accessed April 20, 2024)
Created January 21, 2009, Updated February 17, 2017