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dc.contributor.advisor Nordlander, Peter J.
dc.creatorTaylor, Matthew Frederick
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T06:29:41Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T06:29:41Z
dc.date.issued 2001
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/17469
dc.description.abstract We introduce a new method for calculating the broadening of atomic levels as a function of the atom's position outside the surface. The surface is studied using a cluster model, and the adsorbate-cluster eigenproblem is solved using quantum chemistry codes. The resulting density of states is projected on the adsorbate orbitals, revealing the broadening of adsorbate energy levels into resonances. We extract the width of these resonances from the projected density of states to calculate the broadening. Arbitrary lateral adsorbate positions and surface geometries can be explored by specifying different atom-cluster configurations.
dc.format.extent 41 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectCondensed matter physics
dc.title Electron tunneling rates between an atom and a corrugated surface
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Physics
thesis.degree.discipline Natural Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
dc.identifier.citation Taylor, Matthew Frederick. "Electron tunneling rates between an atom and a corrugated surface." (2001) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/17469.


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