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Title: O({sup 3}P{sub J}) formation and desorption by 157-nm photoirradiation of amorphous solid water

Photodissociation of amorphous solid water (ASW) deposited on a thinly oxidized copper substrate at 82 K was studied by measuring O({sup 3}P{sub J=2,1,0}) photoproducts detected with resonance-enhanced multiphoton ionization. For each spin-orbit state, the oxygen atom time-of-flight spectrum was measured as a function of H{sub 2}O exposure, which is related to ice thickness, and 157-nm irradiation time. Four Maxwell-Boltzmann distributions with translational temperatures of 10 000 K, 1800 K, 400 K, and 82 K were found to fit the data. The most likely formation mechanisms are molecular elimination following ionization of water and ion-electron recombination, secondary recombination of hydroxyl radicals, and photodissociation of adsorbed hydroxyl radicals. Evidence for O-atom diffusion through bulk ASW was found for H{sub 2}O exposures of at least 5 Langmuir (1 L = 10{sup −6} Torr s). The cross sections for O({sup 3}P{sub 2}) depletion were 1.3 × 10{sup −19} and 6.5 × 10{sup −20} cm{sup 2} for 1 and 5 L, respectively.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332–0400 (United States)
  2. (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22255011
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Chemical Physics; Journal Volume: 140; Journal Issue: 9; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; BOLTZMANN STATISTICS; COPPER; CROSS SECTIONS; DEPOSITS; DESORPTION; DISSOCIATION; HYDROXYL RADICALS; IRRADIATION; OXYGEN; PHOTOIONIZATION; PHOTOLYSIS; SOLIDS; SPECTRA; SUBSTRATES; WATER