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Low coverage gas-surface interactions Wolfe, Robert


The investigation of gas-surface interactions has been approached from two different aspects. Firstly, the design and construction of an apparatus to measure low coverage isotherms for argon on evaporated metal films in the region of liquid nitrogen temperature is discussed. Secondly, a detailed analysis of available second and third order gas-solid interaction data has been carried out. It is found that the existing theories for interpreting and calculating three-body forces in physical adsorption systems are incapable of explaining the observed values.

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