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Low-temperature partial dissociation of water on Cu(110)

Ammon , C., Bayer, A., Steinruck, H.P. and Held, G. (2003) Low-temperature partial dissociation of water on Cu(110). Chemical Physics Letters, 377 (1-2). pp. 163-169. ISSN 0009-2614

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1016/S0009-2614(03)01127-8

Abstract/Summary

The low-temperature reactivity of water (D2O) adsorbed on clean and oxygen pre-covered Cu(1 1 0) was studied using high resolution X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (HRXPS) and low energy electron diffraction (LEED). On the clean surface partial dissociation to hydroxyl was observed already at 95 K. Upon annealing to 220 K hydrogen bonded water-hydroxyl chains are formed. Upon further annealing water desorbs leaving behind a layer of hydroxyl, most of which desorbs recombinatively eventually. With pre-adsorbed oxygen water reacts to hydroxyl lifting the added-row reconstruction even below 225 K. Upon annealing this adsorbate layer passes through essentially the same stages as without pre-adsorbed oxygen.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Chemistry
ID Code:16691
Publisher:Elsevier

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