Scattering and recoiling imaging spectrometry (SARIS) study of chlorine chemisorption on Ni(1 1 0)

L. Houssiau, J.W. Rabalais

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The clean and chlorine chemisorbed Ni(1 1 0) surface has been investigated by scattering and recoiling imaging spectrometry (SARIS). Rare gas ion beams at 4 keV were scattered at different incident (α) and exit (β) angles along different azimuthal directions of the surface. The LEED pattern changed from a sharp (1 × 1) to a weak (3 × 1) after exposure to Cl. The He images from the Cl/Ni surface exhibited very little differences compared to those of the clean surface. This is due to the high penetration depth of the He ions, which results in low surface sensitivity. The images obtained from the Cl/Ni surface with the heavier ions exhibited obvious changes due to their low penetration depths, which facilitates high surface sensitivity. Scattering and Recoiling Imaging Code (SARIC) simulations were carried out in order to interpret the perturbations induced by the chlorine adatoms. Different chemisorption sites for chlorine were tested. The results of the experiments and simulations agree that Cl atoms are chemisorbed in the short-bridge sites above the [11̄0] rows.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)274-278
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 2 Aug 1999


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