Ion beam and Molecular beam studies involving the interaction of (hyper-)thermal O2 with Ag(111) are reported. Several different scattering paths are observed: direct ionisation, physisorption followed by desorption, direct-inelastic scattering from both the physisorption and the chemisorption potential, transient trapping-desorption, molecular chemisorption and dissociative chemisorption. The underlying dynamics of all of these processes is reviewed. The results are discussed in terms of simple potential energy surfaces.

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Publisher Cham: Springer
Editor A. Okiji , H. Kasai , K. Makoshi
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Kleyn, A.W. (1996). The interaction of O2 with Ag(111) probed by beam experiments. In A Okiji, H Kasai, & K Makoshi (Eds.), Elementary Processes in Excitations and Reactions on Solid Surfaces : Proceedings of the 18th Taniguchi Symposium, Kashikojima, Japan, January 22-27, 1996 (pp. 89–98). Cham: Springer.