Two-directional N2 desorption in thermal dissociation of N2O on Rh(110), Ir(110), and Pd(110) at low temperatures

H. Horino, Izabela Irena Rzeznicka, A. Kokalj, I. Kobal, Y. Ohno, A. Hiratsuka, T. Matsushima

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The angular distribution of desorbing N2 in N2O dissociation on Rh(110), Ir(110), and Pd(110) was studied using angle-resolved thermal desorption. The N2 emission was explained to be due to decomposition of N2O molecules oriented along the [100] direction, in which a nascent oxygen atom provided a surface parallel momentum to desorbing N2. N2 showed four desorption peaks in the range of 110-200 K.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1592-1596
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Vacuum Science and Technology A: Vacuum, Surfaces and Films
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Sep
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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