Didier Lemoine

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The chemisorption of hydrogen on graphene or graphite is studied within a quantum formalism involving a subsystem coupled to a phonon bath. The subsystem includes the hydrogen atom approaching the surface perpendicularly right on top of a carbon atom which puckers out of the surface. The bath includes the acoustic and optical phonon modes vibrating(More)
The trapping and sticking of H and D atoms on the graphite (0001) surface is examined, over the energy range of 0.1-0.9 eV. For hydrogen to chemisorb onto graphite, the bonding carbon must pucker out of the surface plane by several tenths of an angstrom. A quantum approach in which both the hydrogen and the bonding carbon atoms can move is used to model the(More)
Density functional theory is used to construct an interaction model for H atoms with Cl over Au(111). Single-adsorbate Eley-Rideal reactions are investigated with quantum and quasiclassical methods. The reaction cross sections, amounting to 2-3 A(2), are much larger than for HD recombinations on metals. This can be traced to the adsorbed Cl being relatively(More)
We study the physisorption of atomic hydrogen on graphitic surfaces with four different quantum mechanical methods: perturbation and effective Hamiltonian theories, close coupling wavepacket, and reduced density matrix propagation methods. Corrugation is included in the modeling of the surface. Sticking is a fast process which is well described by all(More)
We benchmark existing and improved self-consistent-charge density functional based tight-binding (SCC-DFTB) parameters for silver and gold clusters as well as for bulk materials. In the former case, our benchmarks focus on both the structural and energetic properties of small-size AgN and AuN clusters (N from 2 to 13), medium-size clusters with N = 20 and(More)
We report six-dimensional quantum dynamics calculations of the dissociative scattering of molecular hydrogen from the copper111 surface. Two potential energy surfaces are investigated and the results are compared with experiment. Our study completes the preliminary work of Somers et al. [Chem. Phys. Lett. 360, 390 (2002)] and focuses on the role of initial(More)
Three-dimensional quantum mechanical calculations on the vibrational predissociation dynamics of HeI2 B state complex are performed using a potential energy surface accurately fitted to unrestricted open-shell coupled cluster ab initio data, further enabling extrapolation for large I2 bond lengths. A Lanczos iterative method with an optimized complex(More)
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