An attempt is made to determine the relative strength of interaction with an ambient for ZnS surfaces which differ only in the crystallographic perfection of the surface. Chemisorption reactions for a (110) crystal and a stepped high index ZnS surface with oxygen and carbon monoxide were monitored with low energy electron diffraction (LEED) and Auger electron spectroscopy (AES). The correlation of the dissociation and chemisorption activity with the disorder on these ZnS surfaces exhibits the importance of active sites in surface chemical reaction.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Materials Chemistry