Abstract

Ultrafast time-resolved studies of the vibrational motions of CO on Cu(111) are described. In particular, the energy transfer rates between substrate electrons and phonons and the frustrated translation of CO are measured. An explicit relaxation model including the temperature dependence of these rates is developed and used in the analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-19
Number of pages11
JournalSurface Science
Volume368
Issue number1-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 10 1996

Keywords

  • Carbon monoxide
  • Copper
  • Vibrations of adsorbed molecules

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