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The nonlocal correlation as the solution of the CO puzzle problem


Lazić, Predrag; Alaei, Mojtaba; Atodiresei, Nicolae; Caciuc, Vasile; Brako, Radovan; Blügel, Stefan
The nonlocal correlation as the solution of the CO puzzle problem // 14th International Workshop on Computational Physics and Materials Science: Total Energy and Force Methods, Book of Abstracts
Trst, Italija, 2009. str. 42-42 (poster, nije recenziran, sažetak, znanstveni)


Naslov
The nonlocal correlation as the solution of the CO puzzle problem

Autori
Lazić, Predrag ; Alaei, Mojtaba ; Atodiresei, Nicolae ; Caciuc, Vasile ; Brako, Radovan ; Blügel, Stefan

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Sažeci sa skupova, sažetak, znanstveni

Izvornik
14th International Workshop on Computational Physics and Materials Science: Total Energy and Force Methods, Book of Abstracts / - Trst, Italija, 2009, 42-42

Skup
14th International Workshop on Computational Physics and Materials Science: Total Energy and Force Methods

Mjesto i datum
Trst, Italija, 8. - 10. siječanj 2009

Vrsta sudjelovanja
Poster

Vrsta recenzije
Nije recenziran

Ključne riječi
CO adsorption puzzle; DFT; non-local correlation; transition metals

Sažetak
For the last 20 years the Density Functional Theory (DFT) has been the standard approach for the calculation of chemisorption, adsorption, chemical reactions and electronic structure in general. Despite the great successes of the theory in predicting adsorption energies and other properties for many systems it turns out that the theory fails to predict correctly the adsorption site preference for the CO molecule on (111) surfaces of Pt, Cu and Rh, for example. The DFT calculations predict that the highly coordinated FCC (hollow) site adsorption is preferred over the top site adsorption, while experiments show unambiguously that CO adsorbs into the top site. Also, the calculated adsorption energies do not match well the experimental values. CO molecule chemisorption on these surfaces is a type of system in which one would expect DFT theory in its present implementation with semi-local (GGA) functionals to work well. Systems for which DFT is not expected to give good results due to the semi-locality of the energy functionals are those in which physisisorption dominates over chemical bonding, i.e. typical van der Waals systems. However, van der Waals is specific name for a more general phenomenon, the nonlocal correlation. We show that the inclusion of the nonlocal correlation in its most general ”seamless” formulation into the DFT calculations of CO chemisorption largely solves the discrepancies known as the CO puzzle problem.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Fizika



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Projekt / tema
098-0352828-2863 - Površine i nanostrukture: Teorijski pristupi i numerički proračuni (Damir Šokčević, )

Ustanove
Institut "Ruđer Bošković", Zagreb