Palladium (Pd)
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According to the electronic structure of Pd, it is possible that there is a large number of interband transitions. Pd is formally a d10 transition metal with a mean electron configuration of 4d9.55s0.5 [1] and with a broad d-band at 4.6 eV in addition to a delocalized sp-band. Pd has a high density of states (DOS) below and just above Fermi level (EF). Pd has density maxima at 0.1, 1.1, 2.0, 2.8, 3.7, and 4.5 eV below EF, while the valence band of Pd is about 5 eV wide with maxima in the DOS at energies of 0.6, 1.0, 2.5, and 4.0 eV below EF.

Table 2305. Properties of Pd metal.

Work Function (eV)








[1] M. Nishijima, M. Jo, Y. Kuwahara, M. Onchi, Solid State Commun. 58 (1986) 75.




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