The decomposition of N2O and NO was studied on Pd(110) through analysis of the angular and velocity distributions of desorbing products in both thermal desorption and a steady-state NO+CO reaction by using cross-correlation time-of-flight techniques. The product N2 showed a highly inclined desorption and hyper-thermal energy in both decompositions, indicating a common intermediate. It was proposed that this peculiar desorption was due to the decomposition of aligned N2O(a).
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- Condensed Matter Physics
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Materials Chemistry