The surface structure of 1-bromo-2-chloroethane on Cu(111)
UNSPECIFIED (1997) The surface structure of 1-bromo-2-chloroethane on Cu(111). Surface Science, 392 (1-3). pp. 199-211. ISSN 0039-6028Full text not available from this repository.
The structure of 1-bromo-2-chloroethane (BCE) molecularly adsorbed on Cu(111) and the adsorption sites of chemisorbed chlorine and bromine coadsorbed with the BCE have been determined using the normal incidence X-ray standing wave (NIXSW) method, Two Bragg reflections, the (111) and ((1) over bar 11), were used to triangulate the positions of the chlorine and bromine atoms in the BCE molecule and the chemisorbed species. The temperature used during the study, 130 K, allowed partial decomposition of the BCE to chemisorbed halogens and gaseous ethene. The resulting surface, consisting of similar to 0.05 ML each of chemisorbed chlorine and bromine and similar to 0.20 ML of physisorbed BCE, was stable to further decomposition. The chemisorbed halogens adsorbed in the hcp hollow sites, while the BCE molecule bonded to the surface at an atop site via the bromine atom at a distance of 2.63 +/- 0.2 K from the surface plane of the copper. The molecule was tilted with the Br ... Cl distance at an angle of similar to 11 degrees to the surface, the chlorine being located approximately over an hcp site at a distance of 3.48 +/- 0.2 Angstrom above the surface plane of the copper. The coherent fractions for the bromine and chlorine in the BCE molecule indicated that the molecule could undergo large amplitude vibrations both parallel to and perpendicular to the surface by pivoting about the bromine end. (C) 1997 Elsevier Science B.V.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QD Chemistry
Q Science > QC Physics
|Journal or Publication Title:||Surface Science|
|Publisher:||ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV|
|Date:||1 December 1997|
|Number of Pages:||13|
|Page Range:||pp. 199-211|
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