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Surface Science
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Chlorination reaction and laser stimulated desorption from Ag surfaces

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Formation of AgCl on Ag surfaces exposed to Cl2 and laser stimulated desorption from chlorinated Ag surfaces have been studied. For Cl2 exposures less than 107 L, a logarithmic time dependence of the AgCl2 reaction is observed. Due to effective subsurface diffusion, the surface layer is Ag enriched with respect to stoichiometric AgCl. At higher exposures, a t 1 2 time dependence indicates that the diffusion process becomes reaction rate limiting and a stoichiometric AgCl surface layer is formed. UV/visible laser stimulated desorption of neutral Cl, Ag and AgCl species is observed for laser power less than 150 MW cm-2. The desorption process is found to be non-thermal in nature. A desorption mechanism based on electronic excitations is discussed. © 1985.

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03 Oct 1985

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Surface Science

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