New developments in IR surface vibrational spectroscopy

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Low frequency dynamics at surfaces, particularly in the region of the adsorbate-substrate vibrational modes is of fundamental importance in areas as varied as sliding friction, catalysis, corrosion and epitaxial growth. This paper reviews the new developments in low frequency Infrared Reflection Absorption Spectroscopy using synchrotron radiation as the source. Absolute changes induced in the far infrared for several adsorbate systems on Cu, including CO and H, are dominated by broadband reflectance changes and dipole forbidden vibrational modes which in some cases are an order of magnitude stronger than the dipole allowed modes. The experimental data can be explained by a ... continued below

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Hirschmugl, C.J.; Lamont, C.L.A. & Williams, G.P. December 31, 1995.

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Low frequency dynamics at surfaces, particularly in the region of the adsorbate-substrate vibrational modes is of fundamental importance in areas as varied as sliding friction, catalysis, corrosion and epitaxial growth. This paper reviews the new developments in low frequency Infrared Reflection Absorption Spectroscopy using synchrotron radiation as the source. Absolute changes induced in the far infrared for several adsorbate systems on Cu, including CO and H, are dominated by broadband reflectance changes and dipole forbidden vibrational modes which in some cases are an order of magnitude stronger than the dipole allowed modes. The experimental data can be explained by a theory developed by Persson, in which the dielectric response of the substrate is seen as playing a crucial role in the dynamics. In particular the relationships between the wavelength of the light, the penetration depth and the electron mean-free path, are critical.

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  • 42. National Symposium of the American Vacuum Society (AVS), Minneapolis, MN (United States), 16-20 Oct 1995

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  • Report No.: BNL--62540
  • Report No.: CONF-951030--6
  • Grant Number: AC02-76CH00016
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 179184
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc665642

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Hirschmugl, C.J.; Lamont, C.L.A. & Williams, G.P. New developments in IR surface vibrational spectroscopy, article, December 31, 1995; Upton, New York. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc665642/: accessed June 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.