Surface Structures Determined by Kinetic Processes: Adsorption and Diffusion of Oxygen on Pd(100)

  • S.-L. Chang
  • D. E. Sanders
  • J. W. Evans
  • P. A. Thiel
Part of the Springer Series in Surface Sciences book series (SSSUR, volume 11)


Atomic oxygen forms a metastable c(2×2) phase on Pd(100) under conditions of rapid adsorption (high pressure) and slow diffusion (low sample temperature). One possible explanation is that oxygen molecules require an 8-fold ensemble of empty sites for dissociative chemisorption, and that subsequent adatom motion is limited and creates no neighboring pairs of filled sites. We describe the properties of the adlayer predicted by such a model.


Impingement Rate Dissociative Adsorption Transient Dynamic Empty Site Rapid Adsorption 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S.-L. Chang
    • 1
  • D. E. Sanders
    • 1
  • J. W. Evans
    • 1
  • P. A. Thiel
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and Ames LaboratoryIowa State UniversityAmesUSA

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