Why is lead dioxide metallic?

David J. Payne, Russell G. Egdell, Wang Hao, John S. Foord, Aron Walsh, Graeme W. Watson

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Abstract

The electronic structure of lead dioxide (PbO2) has been studied by high resolution valence band X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and electron energy loss spectroscopy, supported by band structure calculations carried out within the framework of density functional theory. The metallic nature of PbO2 is shown to arise from occupation of conduction band states above the Fermi level of stoichiometric PbO2, probably arising from oxygen vacancy defects. Strong satellites are observed in core level photoemission spectra at an energy consistent with the plasmon frequency observed in electron energy loss spectra.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-185
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume411
Issue number1-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Aug 5

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Core levels
Electron energy loss spectroscopy
Photoemission
Oxygen vacancies
Valence bands
Fermi level
Conduction bands
dioxides
Band structure
Electronic structure
Density functional theory
Energy dissipation
X ray photoelectron spectroscopy
energy dissipation
Satellites
electron energy
Defects
Electrons
occupation
conduction bands

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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Payne, D. J., Egdell, R. G., Hao, W., Foord, J. S., Walsh, A., & Watson, G. W. (2005). Why is lead dioxide metallic? Chemical Physics Letters, 411(1-3), 181-185. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cplett.2005.06.023
Payne, David J. ; Egdell, Russell G. ; Hao, Wang ; Foord, John S. ; Walsh, Aron ; Watson, Graeme W. / Why is lead dioxide metallic?. In: Chemical Physics Letters. 2005 ; Vol. 411, No. 1-3. pp. 181-185.
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Why is lead dioxide metallic? / Payne, David J.; Egdell, Russell G.; Hao, Wang; Foord, John S.; Walsh, Aron; Watson, Graeme W.

In: Chemical Physics Letters, Vol. 411, No. 1-3, 05.08.2005, p. 181-185.

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Payne DJ, Egdell RG, Hao W, Foord JS, Walsh A, Watson GW. Why is lead dioxide metallic? Chemical Physics Letters. 2005 Aug 5;411(1-3):181-185. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cplett.2005.06.023