Inclined N2 desorption in N2O decomposition on Rh(1 1 0)

T. Matsushima, K. Imamura, H. Horino, A. Hiratsuka, Y. S. Ma, Izabela Irena Rzeznicka, O. Nakagoe

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The angular distribution of desorbing N2 was studied in transient N2O decomposition on Rh(1 1 0) by both pressure jump and temperature-programmed decomposition (TPD). Even at 60 K, N2O was decomposed, emitting N2 along either around 68° or 30° off normal towards the [0 0 1] direction. In the latter TPD, N2 desorption yielded five peaks in the range of 70-160 K. Four of them involved desorption in similarly inclined ways.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-144
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Surface Science
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 2005 May 15
Externally publishedYes



  • Angular distribution
  • Decomposition
  • Nitrogen
  • Nitrous oxide
  • Rhodium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Matsushima, T., Imamura, K., Horino, H., Hiratsuka, A., Ma, Y. S., Rzeznicka, I. I., & Nakagoe, O. (2005). Inclined N2 desorption in N2O decomposition on Rh(1 1 0). Applied Surface Science, 244(1-4), 141-144.