Extensive density-functional calculations on atomic chemisorption of H, B, C, N, O, F, Al, Si, P, S, and Cl on the polar TiC(1 1 1) and TiN(1 1 1) yield similar adsorption trends for the two surfaces: (i) pyramid-like adsorption-energy trends along the adatom periods; (ii) strongest adsorption for O, C, N, S, and F; (iii) large adsorption variety; (iv) record-high adsorption energy for O (8.4-8.8 eV). However, a stronger adsorption on TiN is found for elements on the left of the periodic table and on TiC for elements on the right. The results support that a concerted-coupling model, proposed for chemisorption on TiC, applies also to TiN.
- Pub Date:
- September 2006
- Condensed Matter - Materials Science
- 5 pages, 4 figures, 2 tables, conference proceeding presented at ECOSS-23 (Berlin, 2005), submitted to Surf. Sci. (2005)