Mechanism of enhanced broadening of the ionization level of Li outside transition metal surfaces

Keith Niedfeldt, Peter Nordlander, Emily A. Carter

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Abstract

We show that the d -band of a transition metal surface induces intra-atomic hybridization of an atom in its vicinity. It is demonstrated that such hybridization can have a profound influence on the resonance width and hence lifetime of the atomic ionization level. The degree of Li s-p hybridization is found to be directly correlated to the overlap of the d -band density of states with the Li 2s and 2p levels, and is shown to be not due solely to long-range electrostatic image potential effects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number115109
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume74
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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