Comments on the cluster approach to chemisorption

R.A. Santen, van, koninklijke shell

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Cluster size and shape effects on the chem. bonding of adsorbed mols. and atoms are reviewed. Electronic structural features that control coordination preferences and Pauli-repulsion as well as orbital symmetry effects that play an important role along with orbital symmetry effects are discussed in terms of symmetry adapted group orbitals. Examples are given for CO, NH3, and H2 adsorbed in Group VIII and IB metal clusters. About 30 refs
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCluster models for surface and bulk phenomena : proceedings of a NATO advanced research workshop, held in Erice, Italy, April 19-26, 1991
EditorsG. Pacchioni, P.S. Bagus, F. Parmigiani
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPlenum Press
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)0-306-44102-0
Publication statusPublished - 1992

Publication series

NameNATO ASI Series, Series B: Physics
ISSN (Print)0258-1221


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