A photofragment spectrometer for studying photodissociation of molecules adsorbed on surfaces: The 257-nrn photolysis of cd31 on mgo(100)

Karen A. Trentelrnan, Howard Fairbrother, Peter C Stair, Paul G. Strupp, Eric Weitz

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A photofragment spectrometer has been developed to investigate the dissociation dynamics of molecules adsorbed on surfaces. State selective measurements of the internal and translational energy of photofragments ejected from the surface are carried out via multiphoton ionization (MPI) with mass and angle resolved time-of-flight detection. CD3 radicals produced by the 257 nm photolysis of multilayer coverages of CD31 adsorbed on MgO (100) are formed primarily in v” = 0, similar to the distribution observed from photolysis of gas phase CD31. The translational energy distribution of the CD3 fragment reflects the two dissociation pathways of methyl iodide, producing methyl in concert with both I*(2P1/2) and I(2P3/2). Investigations of the iodine fragment and a possible photolysis laser induced surface reaction are underway.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1820-1822
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Vacuum Science and Technology A: Vacuum, Surfaces and Films
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1991


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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