Soft X-ray photon stimulated ion desorption from SrTiO3-H2O.

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  • External authors:
  • Christopher Muryn
  • Peter Hardman
  • Hermann Dürr
  • Ian Owen
  • Geoff Thornton (Corresponding)
  • Frances Quinn
  • Richard Rosenberg
  • Paul Love
  • Vic Rehn


With the aim of identifying OH bond sites, the yield of photodesorbed ions from stepped SrTiO3(100)-H2O has been monitored through the Sr N2,3, O L1, Ti M2,3 and Sr M4,5 X-ray absorption edges. Only the Ti M2,3 data provide an unambiguous result, evidencing Ti-OH species. An intramolecular OH mechanism appears to dominate the ion yield in the vicinity of the Sr N2,3 and O L1 edges, and we cannot rule out a majority XESD (X-ray induced electron stimulated desorption) contribution to the ion yield at the Sr M4,5 edge.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355-359
Number of pages5
JournalSurface Science
Issue numberPart A
Publication statusPublished - 1994