Structure and desorption energetics of ultrathin D2O ice overlay ers on serine- And serinephosphate-terminated self-assembled monolayers
2006 (English)In: Journal of Physical Chemistry B, ISSN 1520-6106, Vol. 110, no 4, 1695-1700 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper reports on the structure and desorption dynamics of thin D 2O ice overlayers (0.2-10 monolayers) deposited on serine- and serinephosphate- (with H+, Na+, Ca2+ counterions) terminated self-assembled monolayers (SAMs). The D2O ice overlayers are deposited on the SAMs at ~85 K in ultrahigh vacuum and characterized with infrared reflection absorption spectroscopy (IRAS). Reflection absorption (RA) spectra obtained at sub-monolayer D2O coverage reveal that surface modes, e.g. free dangling OD stretch, dominate on the serine SAM surface, whereas vibrational modes characteristic for bulk ice are more prominent on the serinephosphate SAMs. Temperature programmed desorption mass spectrometry (TPD-MS) and TPD-IRAS are subsequently used to investigate the energetics and the structural transitions occurring in the ice overlayer during temperature ramping. D2O ice (~2.5 monolayers) on the serine SAMs undergoes a gradual change from an amorphous- to a crystalline-like phase upon increasing the substrate temperature. This transition is not as pronounced on the serine phosphate SAM most likely because of reduced mobility due to strong pinning to the surface. We show also that the energy of desorption for a sub-monolayer of D2O ice on serinephosphate SAM surfaces with a Na+ and Ca2+ counterions is equally high or even exceeds previously reported values for analogous high-energy SAMs. © 2006 American Chemical Society.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 110, no 4, 1695-1700 p.
National CategoryEngineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-50301DOI: 10.1021/jp055169jOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-50301DiVA: diva2:271197