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Chemically Induced Electronic Excitations at Metal Surfaces

Overview of attention for article published in Science, December 2001
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Chemically Induced Electronic Excitations at Metal Surfaces
Published in
Science, December 2001
DOI 10.1126/science.1066134
Pubmed ID

B. Gergen


The energy released in low-energy chemisorption or physisorption of molecules on metal surfaces is usually expected to be dissipated by surface vibrations (phonons). Theoretical descriptions of competing electronic excitations are incomplete, and experimental observation of excited charge carriers has been difficult except at energies high enough to eject electrons from the surface. We observed reaction-induced electron excitations during gas interactions with polycrystalline silver for a variety of species with adsorption energies between 0.2 and 3.5 electron volts. The probability of exciting a detectable electron increases with increasing adsorption energy, and the measured time dependence of the electron current can be understood in terms of the strength and mechanism of adsorption.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 3%
Peru 1 2%
Germany 1 2%
United Kingdom 1 2%
Spain 1 2%
Argentina 1 2%
Unknown 53 88%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 21 35%
Professor 9 15%
Researcher 8 13%
Professor > Associate Professor 7 12%
Unspecified 7 12%
Other 8 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Chemistry 28 47%
Physics and Astronomy 12 20%
Unspecified 8 13%
Engineering 6 10%
Materials Science 5 8%
Other 1 2%

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