Evolution of the electron structure and excitation spectrum in palladium as a result of hydrogen absorption

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The effect of hydrogen on the electron properties of palladium is investigated by a full-potential linear augmented plane wave method in the framework of the local approximation of the density-functional theory. The results show that in Pd compound with low H concentration, the peak of the density of states (DOS) lie at an energy of -7.63 eV, has a width of 0.5 eV, and a height of 0.19 eV-1. An additional band of hybridized metal-hydrogen states appears in PdHx systems in the energy region higher than 4.5 eV above the Fermi-level energy. The antibonding states localized near hydrogen atoms are localized near hydrogen atoms, while the local nature of hydrogen-palladium bonding and antibonding states limits the radius of the radiation action on the crystal to a region exceeding the distance between hydrogen atoms and neighboring Pd atoms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)318-322
Number of pages5
JournalDoklady Physics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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