Density matrix treatment of the nonmarkovian dissipative dynamics of adsorbates on metal surfaces.

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A density matrix treatment is presented for the vibrational relaxation of the frustrated translational mode of a molecule adsorbed on a metal surface. The system is modeled as a vibrating adsorbate oscillator coupled to a bath of harmonic oscillators representing either phonons or electronic density fluctuations. The integrodifferential equations for time… (More)

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@article{Leathers2006DensityMT, title={Density matrix treatment of the nonmarkovian dissipative dynamics of adsorbates on metal surfaces.}, author={Andrew S Leathers and David A. Micha}, journal={The journal of physical chemistry. A}, year={2006}, volume={110 2}, pages={749-55} }