Infrared absorption measurements using a multiple internal reflection geometry are reported for condensed methanol at 90 K on Ag island films deposited on the oxidized and hydrogen-terminated surfaces of Si(111). The attenuated total reflection (ATR) spectra obtained as a function of methanol exposure (up to 14 L) show that a 1-nm mass thickness of Ag island film on the oxidized Si(111) surface yields an absorption intensity 2-3 times larger than the intensity in the absence of Ag on the oxidized surface. Deposition of the same thickness of Ag on the hydrogen-terminated Si(111) surface results in approximately twice the enhancement. The different magnitudes of the enhancement are discussed based on SEM micrographs for Ag island films formed on the oxidized and H-terminated Si(111) surfaces.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing|
|Publication status||Published - 1999 Jul|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)