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Dissociative chemisorption of methane on Ni(111) using a chemically accurate fifteen dimensional potential energy surface

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Abstract

A fifteen-dimensional global potential energy surface for the dissociative chemisorption of methane on the rigid Ni(111) surface is developed by a high fidelity fit of ∼200 000 DFT energy points computed using a specific reaction parameter density functional designed to reproduce experimental data. The permutation symmetry and surface periodicity are rigorously enforced using the permutation invariant polynomial-neural network approach. The fitting accuracy of the potential energy surface is thoroughly investigated by examining both static and dynamical attributes of CHD3 dissociation on the frozen surface. This potential energy surface is expected to be chemically accurate as after correction for surface temperature effects it reproduces the measured initial sticking probabilities of CHD3 on Ni(111) for various incidence conditions.

Graphical abstract: Dissociative chemisorption of methane on Ni(111) using a chemically accurate fifteen dimensional potential energy surface

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The article was received on 02 Sep 2017, accepted on 31 Oct 2017 and first published on 31 Oct 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7CP05993K
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2017, Advance Article
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    Dissociative chemisorption of methane on Ni(111) using a chemically accurate fifteen dimensional potential energy surface

    X. Zhou, F. Nattino, Y. Zhang, J. Chen, G. Kroes, H. Guo and B. Jiang, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7CP05993K

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