Reaction dynamics of NO2 decomposition on Ge: An example of dissociative desorption

A. Mödl*, H. Robota, J. Segner, W. Vielhaber, Ming-Chang Lin, G. Ertl

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The reaction NO2 → NO + Oad at aGe surface was studied by combined molecular beam and laser-induced fluorescence (LIF) techniques. The rotational state distribution of the NO formed is non-Boltzmann, in contrast to NO molecules undergoing trapping/desorption. It is concluded that NO formed by NO2 decomposition is directly released into the gas phase (dissociative desorption) without being intermediately thermally accommodated to the surface.

Original languageEnglish
JournalSurface Science
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - 2 Apr 1986

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