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Dissociation and Charge Transfer of H2O on Cu(110) Probed in Real Time Using Ion Scattering Spectroscopy

Chen, Lin, Lu, Jianjie, Liu, Pinyang, Gao, Lei, Liu, Yuefeng, Xiong, Feifei, Qiu, Shunli, Qiu, Xiyu, Guo, Yanling, Chen, Ximeng
Langmuir 2016 v.32 no.46 pp. 12047-12055
adsorption, ambient temperature, annealing, copper, desorption, dissociation, graphene, models, spectroscopy
Water–Cu(110) interaction is of particular importance during the routine use of graphene-based devices. In this work, water adsorption, dissociation, and desorption at elevated temperatures have been well studied using the time-of-flight ion scattering technique. It is found that water adsorption meets the first-order Langmuir adsorption model at room temperature. The variation of the ratio between residual O and H on the surface with temperature has been well determined, which profoundly reveals the dynamical process of surface composition. Furthermore, the change in the surface electronic properties has been probed by measuring negative-ion fractions as a function of the annealing temperature for fast ion scattering. It suggests that charge transfer is a very sensitive method for studying specific electronic processes in real time.