Signature of surface states on NMR chemical shifts: A theoretical prediction


We show with an ab initio calculation that electronic surface states have a strong effect on NMR chemical-shift spectra. For the hydrogen-chemisorbed diamond (111) surface, we find that the atomic layers close to the surface experience a variation of the chemical shift, which is proportional to the density of empty surface states. This effect could be used as a direct probe of the surface-state density profile, by measuring experimentally the NMR chemical shift resolved for each atomic layer.

Physical Review B (Condensed Matter), 15 Jul. 1999, vol. 60 (no. 4):2941-2945
Bernd Pfrommer
Bernd Pfrommer
Visiting Scholar

My research interests include computer vision, autonomous systems, and machine learning