Rapid thermal desorption of di-atomic molecules: A theoretical study

Joseph Bloch, Yehuda Zeiri

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Rapid thermal desorption of a di-atomic molecule following irradiation of the surface by a short laser or electron beam pulse has been studied. The calculations were performed using a stochastic trajectory method in which the adsorbate motion is described by effective equations of motion. The simulations yield information about various distribution functions of the desorbates such as translational and internal energies, as well as angular and residence time. These distribution functions were computed for various adsorption geometries, molecular force constants and surface corrugation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-213
Number of pages19
JournalSurface Science
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2 Apr 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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