Manifestation of Non-equilibrium Behavior in Thermal Desorption Dynamics

  • R. Almeida
  • E. S. Hood
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Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 62)


The model proposed by Efrima et al./l-a/ is used to follow the time evolution of the bound states population of the Ar/W system and the vibrational relaxation is studied. The question of whether or not the adatom can be desorbed by a phonon pulse is addressed.


Boltzmann Distribution Acoustic Phonon Desorption Rate Acoustic Pulse Vibrational Relaxation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Almeida
    • 1
  • E. S. Hood
    • 2
  1. 1.Departamento de Química, Facultad de CienciasUniversidad de los AndesMéridaVenezuela
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryMontana State UniversityBozemanUSA

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