Research on Chemical Intermediates

, Volume 17, Issue 1, pp 27–38 | Cite as

Fundamental mechanisms of surface photochemistry

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Abstract

The fundamental mechanisms of photochemistry of molecules adsorbed on solid surfaces are revealed from results obtained by a combination of optical techniques, surface probes, and gas phase analysis. While photon-induced processes similar to those in the gas and liquid phase are observed for the adsorbed molecules, the presence of the substrate introduces important channels for energy exchange, dissipation, and adsorbate photochemistry.

Keywords

Photodissociation Adsorbed Molecule Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy Wavelength Dependence Thermal Desorption Spectroscopy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Ho
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State PhysicsCornell UniversityIthacaUSA
  2. 2.Materials Science CenterCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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