Pulsed-laser-induced desorption from metal surfaces

Peter C Stair, Eric Weitz

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Abstract

The desorption of molecules and molecular fragments adsorbed on solid metal surfaces stimulated by pulsed-laser radiation is the basic process involved in a variety of new techniques for the controlled modification of surface composition, for the analysis of adsorbed monolayers, and for fundamental investigations of the dynamics of molecule-surface interactions. In this short review we highlight the current status of the understanding of lasersolid surface and of laser-adsorbate interactions that lead to desorption and describe both the demonstrated and potential applications of laser-induced thermal desorption for studies of surface chemistry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-260
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1987

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metal surfaces
pulsed lasers
desorption
surface reactions
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molecules
fragments
laser beams
chemistry
interactions

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics

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Pulsed-laser-induced desorption from metal surfaces. / Stair, Peter C; Weitz, Eric.

In: Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics, Vol. 4, No. 2, 1987, p. 255-260.

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