Tuning the plasmon energy of palladium-hydrogen systems by varying the hydrogen concentration

Vyacheslav Mikhaylovich Silkin, R. Díez Muĩo, I. P. Chernov, E. V. Chulkov, P. M. Echenique

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First-principles calculations are performed to obtain the dielectric function and loss spectra of bulk PdH x. Hydrogen concentrations between x=0 and 1 are considered. The calculated spectra are dominated by a broad peak that redshifts in energy with x. The obtained bulk dielectric function is employed to compute the loss spectra of PdH x spherical nanoparticles as a function of x. The dominant plasmon peak in the spherical nanoparticle is lowered in energy with respect to the bulk case. However, the dependence of the resonance energy on the hydrogen concentration is roughly similar to that in bulk.

Original languageEnglish
Article number104021
JournalJournal of Physics Condensed Matter
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 14 Mar 2012


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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