We report nitric oxide (NO) desorption rates from Pd(111) and Pd(332) surfaces measured with velocity-resolved kinetics. The desorption rates at the surface temperatures from 620 to 800 K span more than 3 orders of magnitude, and competing processes, like dissociation, are absent. Applying transition state theory (TST) to model experimental data leads to the NO binding energy E0 = 1.766 ± 0.024 eV and diffusion barrier DT = 0.29 ± 0.11 eV on the (111) terrace and the stabilization energy for (110)-steps ΔEST = 0.060-0.030+0.015 eV. These parameters provide valuable benchmarks for theory.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Energy (all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films