Accession Number : AD0762770

Title :   Studies of Surface Reactions Using Electron-Adsorbate Interaction Techniques.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 1 Apr 72-31 Mar 73,

Corporate Author : RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INST TROY N Y MATERIALS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Hudson,John B.

Report Date : 01 APR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The report discusses a completed study of the adsorption and decomposition of CO on a Pt(111) surface by Auger electron spectrometric (AES) and electron-induced desorption (EID) techniques. CO was found to adsorb on the clean surface by first-order Langmuirian kinetics. Adsorbed carbon produced by electron-induced decomposition of adsorbed CO poisoned the adsorption process. The kinetics of this process have been determined from AES and EID studies. A continuing study of gas adsorption on Fe(110) is also discussed. The experimental techniques being used, plan of attack and results to date are presented. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*CARBON MONOXIDE, *ADSORPTION), (*PLATINUM, ADSORPTION), SURFACES, ELECTRON IRRADIATION

Subject Categories : Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE