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The adsorption geometry of sulphur on Ir{100}: a quantitative LEED study

Lerotholi, T.J., Held, G. and King, D.A. (2006) The adsorption geometry of sulphur on Ir{100}: a quantitative LEED study. Surface Science, 600 (4). 880-889.. ISSN 0039-6028

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To link to this article DOI: 10.1016/j.susc.2005.12.019

Abstract/Summary

A quantitative low energy electron diffraction (LEED) analysis has been performed for the p(2 x 2)-S and c(2 x 2)-S surface structures formed by exposing the (1 x 1) phase of Ir{100} to H2S at 750 K. S is found to adsorb on the fourfold hollow sites in both structures leading to Pendry R-factor values of 0.17 for the p(2 x 2)-S and 0.16 for the c(2 x 2)-S structures. The distances between S and the nearest and next-nearest Ir atoms were found to be similar in both structures: 2.36 +/- 0.01 angstrom and 3.33 +/- 0.01 angstrom, respectively. The buckling in the second substrate layer is consistent with other structural studies for S adsorption on fcc{100} transition metal surfaces: 0.09 angstrom for p(2 x 2)-S and 0.02 angstrom for c(2 x 2)-S structures. The (1 x 5) reconstruction, which is the most stable phase for clean Ir{100}, is completely lifted and a c(2 x 2)-S overlayer is formed after exposure to H,S at 300 K followed by annealing to 520 K. CO temperature-programmed desorption (TPD) experiments indicate that the major factor in the poisoning of Ir by S is site blocking. (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Chemistry
ID Code:11420
Uncontrolled Keywords:low energy electron diffraction (LEED), thermal desorption spectroscopy (TPD), iridium, chalcogens, chemisorption , ELECTRON-DIFFRACTION, SURFACE, RECONSTRUCTION, PLATINUM, ENERGY, OXYGEN, PHASES, FACES, FILMS

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