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Development of synchrotron infrared spectroscopy for interface science at the Daresbury SRS
Author(s): Mark Surman; John Flaherty; I. Burrows; Timothy S. Nunney; Adam J. Roberts; A. J. Carew; K. Middleman; Rasmita Raval; N. E. Wilson; A. E. Russell
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Paper Abstract

Subtle surface modifications can have profound effects on catalytic and electrocatalytic chemistry. Reflection- Absorption Infrared Spectroscopy (RAIRS) using synchrotron radiation is potentially a very powerful probe of the surface interactions involved provided that sufficiently high quality data can be obtained. The performance of the Daresbury RAIRS facility in its original configuration is illustrated with examples of complex adsorbate systems including trimethylamine adsorbed on Ni{111}, CO coadsorbed with potassium on Cu{110} and formate on Cu{100}. The factors that limited performance are highlighted, and the recent major reconstruction of the station to eliminate these is described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 1999
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3775, Accelerator-based Sources of Infrared and Spectroscopic Applications, (25 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.366641
Show Author Affiliations
Mark Surman, Daresbury Lab./CLRC (United Kingdom)
John Flaherty, Daresbury Lab./CLRC (United Kingdom)
I. Burrows, Daresbury Lab./CLRC (United Kingdom)
Timothy S. Nunney, Univ. of Liverpool (United Kingdom)
Adam J. Roberts, Univ. of Liverpool (United Kingdom)
A. J. Carew, Univ. of Liverpool (United Kingdom)
K. Middleman, Univ. of Liverpool (United Kingdom)
Rasmita Raval, Univ. of Liverpool (United Kingdom)
N. E. Wilson, Univ. of Newcastle (United Kingdom)
A. E. Russell, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3775:
Accelerator-based Sources of Infrared and Spectroscopic Applications
G. Lawrence Carr; Paul Dumas, Editor(s)

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