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Surface femtochemistry by laser-excited hot electrons
Author(s): J. William Gadzuk
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Paper Abstract

The paradigm of surface femtochemistry, laser induced desorption of molecules adsorbed on metal surfaces is considered, first from a `traditional' point of view and then from a contemporary one, suggested by experiments over the past five years. The key is laser excitation of substrate electrons followed by inelastic resonant scattering from the adsorbate. Theory is developed within the framework of Gaussian wavepacket dynamics.

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Date Published: 21 July 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2125, Laser Techniques for Surface Science, (21 July 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.180851
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J. William Gadzuk, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2125:
Laser Techniques for Surface Science
Hai-Lung Dai; Steven J. Sibener, Editor(s)

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