TITLE

Electron stimulated desorption from PF3 adsorbed on Pt. I. Positive ions

AUTHOR(S)
Akbulut, M.; Madey, T. E.; Parenteau, L.; Sanche, L.
PUB. DATE
October 1996
SOURCE
Journal of Chemical Physics;10/8/1996, Vol. 105 Issue 14, p6032
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We have studied electron stimulated desorption (ESD) of positive ions from PF3 molecules adsorbed on a Pt substrate over a wide electron energy range (0–175 eV). Electron bombardment of 1 ML PF3 adsorbed on the Pt surface gives rise mainly to an F+ signal, whereas ESD from 6 ML thick PF3 film (thick PF3 layer) leads to P+, PF+, and PF+2 signals, in addition to F+. We find that the onset for F+ desorption from the 1-ML PF3/Pt is at ∼26.5 eV, while the F+ threshold from the thick PF3 layer is ∼28.5 eV. The P+ appearance potential from the thick PF3 layer is ∼23 eV. The ESD F+ ion energy distribution has a peak energy of ∼4 eV for all electron impact energies and a full width at half maximum (FWHM) of ∼3 eV. The P+ ions desorb with a peak energy of ∼2 eV under 55 eV electron impact; the FWHM of the P+ energy distribution is ∼2 eV. We suggest that the near threshold P+ formation from PF3 corresponds to the excitations of the 6a1 level, while the F+ threshold for adsorbed PF3 on the Pt surface is due to the excitation of the F 2s level. Our results suggest that beyond near threshold (>=32 eV), the excitation of the F 2s level also contributes significantly to the formation of P+ and PF+ ions from adsorbed PF3. © 1996 American Institute of Physics.
ACCESSION #
7625059

 

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