The photodesorption and photodecomposition pathways of dimethylgold hexafluoroacetylacetonate, DMG (hfac), adsorbed on a cooled quartz substrate is reported for 222-nm KrCl excimer laser radiation. The time-of-flight (TOF) of neutral photoproducts, desorbed from the surface of the gold film formed during the experiment, were analyzed under collisionless conditions by a differentially-pumped mass spectrometer. Extensive dissociation of adsorbed DMG (hfac) into DMG and the hfac ligand was observed. The ligand was found to recombine with a CH3 radical on the surface. Translational energy distributions for the detected species were obtained by deconvoluting the TOF curves into a self-consistent set of Maxwell-Boltzmann distributions for the desorbed parent molecule, laser-induced decomposition products, and surface recombination reaction products. The implications of these results for the mechanistic details of the low-pressure, laser-assisted organometallic deposition of DMG(hfac) are discussed.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Applied Physics B Photophysics and Laser Chemistry|
|State||Published - 1 Dec 1990|