Effects of Conformational Isomerism on the Desorption Kinetics of N-Alkanes from Graphite

Andrew J. Gellman, Carnegie Mellon University
Kris R. Paserba, Carnegie Mellon University

Abstract or Description

The dynamics of oligomer desorption from surfaces have been studied by measuring the desorption kinetics of a set of n-alkanes from the surface of single crystalline graphite. Desorption rates were measured using a set of 21 monodispersed n-alkanes (CNH2N12,5