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Surface Science
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Direct observation of rotational cooling in thermal desorption: No/Pd(111)

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Abstract

The rotational energy distribution of nitric oxide desorbed from a Pd(111) surface has been determined directly at high surface temperature by means of laser heating of the substrate. For a surface temperature of Ts = 1100 ± 100 K, the rotational energy distribution of the desorbed NO could be described as thermal, but with a significantly lower temperature of Tr = 640 ± 40 K. © 1990.

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01 May 1990

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Surface Science

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