Penetration of ammonia molecule into ice film; activation energy analysis using Xe molecular beam irradiation

M. Inamura, T. Takaoka, T. Komeda

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Abstract

We have investigated the barrier energy for an ammonia molecule to penetrate into ice film by the use of infrared spectroscopy and Xe supersonic beam. After the ice film on a Pt(1 1 1) surface is exposed to ammonia molecules, an umbrella mode of ammonia molecules adsorbed on the ice film has been observed in infrared spectra. After the irradiation of accelerated Xe beam, we observed an energy shift of the mode of ammonia. The shifted mode is assigned to that of ammonia molecules at the interface between the ice film and the Pt(1 1 1) surface. This indicates that the collision with Xe beam induced the penetration of an ammonia molecule to the interface through the ice film. Using this feature, we estimate a barrier for penetration as 0.28 ± 0.03 eV which is much smaller than the one previously reported for bulk ice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1072-1078
Number of pages7
JournalSurface Science
Volume601
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Feb 15

Keywords

  • Adsorption kinetics
  • Diffusion and migration
  • Infrared absorption spectroscopy
  • Solid-gas interfaces
  • Water

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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