Structure Sensitive Adsorption of DMSO on Au Surfaces

Norihito Ikemiya, Andrew A. Gewirth

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Using a variable temperature STM, we have observed the adsorption of DMSO on Au(100) and Au(111) surfaces at temperatures below 215 K. For DMSO on Au(100), the molecules are trapped on the terraces at high points on the hex reconstruction giving rise to an ordered low coverage phase. Consistent with data from previous temperature programmed desorption (TPD) measurements, this phase coexists with a higher coverage "striped" phase formed when the DMSO molecules associate with each other. On Au(111), the DMSO molecules nucleate, order, and grow only from step edges; the steps are the only appropriately electropositive sites on this surface.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)873-877
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry B
Issue number5
StatePublished - Feb 10 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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