An article was nominated to be one of the publications recently chosen by the Editors of Surface Science to be highlighted in Editors’ Choice.
Surface Science, 2017
What the Editor said about the article:
The question of identifying surface intermediates through their vibrational frequencies when adsorbed on surfaces is a central one in understanding surface reaction mechanisms. Here, the authors attempt to compare vibrational modes of common reactive CxHy intermediates on Pt(111) with those which can be found in the organometallic clusters literature. They conclude that coordination plays an important role and they argue that peak assignment should be better made based on DFT calculations, rather than direct comparison with the literature alone.