Desorption by electronically stimulated adsorbate rotation

A. R. Burns, Ellen Stechel, D. R. Jennison

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

111 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Time-of-flight laser resonance ionization is used to measure state-selective translational energies of neutral NO, CO, and metastable CO (a3 ) desorbed from Pt(111) upon electron impact. A novel and dominant NO channel has a threshold of 1/46 eV and a peak translational energy of 0.05 eV. Lifetime calculations reveal a long-lived simple excitation (5-1). Dynamical calculations reproduce translational and rotational energy distributions and suggest that the excitation frees the hindered rotation of NO.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)250-253
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume58
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1987

Fingerprint

desorption
electron impact
excitation
energy distribution
ionization
life (durability)
thresholds
energy
lasers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

Cite this

Desorption by electronically stimulated adsorbate rotation. / Burns, A. R.; Stechel, Ellen; Jennison, D. R.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 58, No. 3, 1987, p. 250-253.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Burns, A. R. ; Stechel, Ellen ; Jennison, D. R. / Desorption by electronically stimulated adsorbate rotation. In: Physical Review Letters. 1987 ; Vol. 58, No. 3. pp. 250-253.
@article{27eedf776a9d4032a3830110390f2005,
title = "Desorption by electronically stimulated adsorbate rotation",
abstract = "Time-of-flight laser resonance ionization is used to measure state-selective translational energies of neutral NO, CO, and metastable CO (a3 ) desorbed from Pt(111) upon electron impact. A novel and dominant NO channel has a threshold of 1/46 eV and a peak translational energy of 0.05 eV. Lifetime calculations reveal a long-lived simple excitation (5-1). Dynamical calculations reproduce translational and rotational energy distributions and suggest that the excitation frees the hindered rotation of NO.",
author = "Burns, {A. R.} and Ellen Stechel and Jennison, {D. R.}",
year = "1987",
doi = "10.1103/PhysRevLett.58.250",
language = "English",
volume = "58",
pages = "250--253",
journal = "Physical Review Letters",
issn = "0031-9007",
publisher = "American Physical Society",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Desorption by electronically stimulated adsorbate rotation

AU - Burns, A. R.

AU - Stechel, Ellen

AU - Jennison, D. R.

PY - 1987

Y1 - 1987

N2 - Time-of-flight laser resonance ionization is used to measure state-selective translational energies of neutral NO, CO, and metastable CO (a3 ) desorbed from Pt(111) upon electron impact. A novel and dominant NO channel has a threshold of 1/46 eV and a peak translational energy of 0.05 eV. Lifetime calculations reveal a long-lived simple excitation (5-1). Dynamical calculations reproduce translational and rotational energy distributions and suggest that the excitation frees the hindered rotation of NO.

AB - Time-of-flight laser resonance ionization is used to measure state-selective translational energies of neutral NO, CO, and metastable CO (a3 ) desorbed from Pt(111) upon electron impact. A novel and dominant NO channel has a threshold of 1/46 eV and a peak translational energy of 0.05 eV. Lifetime calculations reveal a long-lived simple excitation (5-1). Dynamical calculations reproduce translational and rotational energy distributions and suggest that the excitation frees the hindered rotation of NO.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=3342996996&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=3342996996&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1103/PhysRevLett.58.250

DO - 10.1103/PhysRevLett.58.250

M3 - Article

VL - 58

SP - 250

EP - 253

JO - Physical Review Letters

JF - Physical Review Letters

SN - 0031-9007

IS - 3

ER -