Kinetic isotope effect in hydrogen adsorption on tungsten

R. P.H. Gasser, T. N. Morton, J. M. Overton, A.K. Szczepura

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A kinetic isotope effect in the rate of adsorption of hydrogen on polycrystalline tungsten has been sought, following the report of such an effect on a (100)-oriented tungsten crystal. However, no difference between the isotopes could be detected. The reason for these discordant results may lie either in an unidentified experimental artefact or in a genuine difference between oriented and polycrystalline surfaces.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)574-580
Number of pages7
JournalSurface Science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1971
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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