THE ADSORPTION OF XENON ON BOTH LOW AND HIGH WORK FUNCTION METALS
The structure of unoccupied electronic states in Xe condensed on differently prepared metal surfaces has been observed by inverse photoemission spectroscopy. The Xe metal interface is interpreted in the framework of Schottky barrier theory. On low work function surfaces a wetting to non wetting phase transition is inferred from dramatic changes in the unoccupied level structure. Existing data in the literature indicate non wetting behaviour of Xe on low work function materials to be a quite general phenomenon.
Bibliographic Reference: APPLIED PHYSICS A, VOL. 44 (1987), PP. 93-95
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