The morphology of thin water films on Pt(111) probed by chloroform adsorption

G. Zimbitas, A. Hodgson

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Abstract

We have investigated water adsorption on Pt(111) using chloroform to probe the structure and binding sites available on the ice surface. A stable adsorption site appears, associated with growth of ice crystallites on the (39×39)R16° wetting layer, and disappears slowly as the film grows and loses its registry to the wetting layer. The 39 multilayer consists of ordered crystalline ice nuclei which aggregate progressively into a continuous incommensurate ice as the film grows to ∼40 layers, the entire film and wetting layer restructuring into an oriented bulk ice only for films more than 50 layers thick.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume417
Issue number1-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jan 2006

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Ice
Chloroform
chloroform
ice
Adsorption
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Water
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Wetting
water
ice nuclei
Crystallites
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Multilayers
Binding Sites
Crystalline materials
probes

Keywords

  • water adsorption
  • Pt(111)
  • chloroform
  • thin water films

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In: Chemical Physics Letters, Vol. 417, No. 1-3, 09.01.2006, p. 1-5.

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