Molecular dynamics simulation of hydrogen isotope-terminated silicon(111) and (110) surfaces: Calculation of vibrational energy relaxation rates of hydrogen isotope stretching modes

Ying Chieh Sun, Hsiu Feng Lu, Ming Shun Ho

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Molecular dynamics simulations of hydrogen isotope-covered silicon(111) and (110) surfaces based on the Bloch-Redfield theory were carried out to calculate the lifetimes of hydrogen isotope stretching modes on these two silicon surfaces at high temperatures. The computations gave lifetimes of 1700 and 500 ps for the Si-H stretches on H/Si(111) surface at 300 and 460 K, in good agreement with the experimental results of 950 and 550 ps, respectively. The calculations for the isotope Si-D,T stretches gave lifetimes on the time-scale of tens of picosecond at room temperature. Thermal effect and the precision of calculated lifetimes are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-14
Number of pages8
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Feb 18


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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