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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2001, 2(5), 263-270; doi:10.3390/i2050263
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A First Principles Density Functional Study of Au Deposition on TiN (001) Surface

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Departamento de Química Física, Facultad de Química, Sevilla, E-41012, Spain
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Received: 17 October 2001 / Accepted: 30 October 2001 / Published: 13 November 2001
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Abstract

The structure and local electron properties of Au atoms deposited on the TiN (001) surface has been theoretically analyzed using a periodic slab model and density functional based calculations. The surface is described by means of a 2x2 cell five layers thick, on which gold atoms are added. Deposition of single atoms on the surface, (θ = 0.25 ML), shows that the preferred site is on-top of Ti atoms, with a metal-surface distance of 2.49 Å. The computed adsorption energy for this site is -1.92 eV, only slightly lower than that lying between two Ti surface atoms (-1.90 eV). The on-top nitrogen sites are less favorable by about 0.4 eV. The calculations were carried out using the Perdew-Wang 91 exchange correlation functional and ultra soft pseudopotentials, with electronic states represented by a plane-wave expansion.
Keywords: Titanium nitride; surface relaxation; Au adsorption; periodic DFT; supercell model Titanium nitride; surface relaxation; Au adsorption; periodic DFT; supercell model
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Hernández, N.C.; Sanz, J.F. A First Principles Density Functional Study of Au Deposition on TiN (001) Surface. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2001, 2, 263-270.

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