Optical second harmonic generation was used to monitor CO coverages on Cu(100) and Ni(111) in an ultrahigh vacuum chamber. In both cases, the adsorption kinetics were found to obey the simple Langmuir model. In monitoring CO coverages remained on Cu(100) and Ni(111) during a thermal desorption process, optical second harmonic generation correlates well with thermal desorption spectroscopy.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Surfaces and Interfaces