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Laser temperature programmed desorption: A flexible technique to study ion-surface interaction

P. Hiret
C. Grisolia
T. Angot
L. Gallais

Abstract

Understanding the physical–chemical processes ruling the interaction of particles (atoms, molecules, and ions) with surfaces is fundamental in several research fields, such as heterogeneous catalysis, astrochemistry, and nuclear fusion. In particular, the interaction of hydrogen isotopes with plasma facing materials represents a high-priority research task in the fusion community. Such studies are essential to ensure the successful operation of experimental fusion reactors, such as the tokamak ITER. In this work, we present a surface science apparatus developed to study ion-surface interaction in fusion relevant systems. It combines laser-based techniques with contaminant-free ion/molecular beams, mass spectrometry, and surface science tools such as low-energy electron diffraction and Auger electron spectroscopy. It allows to cover a wide range of sample temperatures, from 130 to 2300 K, by changing the heating rate of samples from 0.1 to 135 K/s and maintaining the linearity of the heating ramps, a powerful feature to gain insight on adsorption, absorption, and desorption mechanisms. Experimental calibration and performance are presented in detail. Moreover, to provide a factual overview of the experimental capabilities, we focus on two different applications: the protocol used to clean a W(110) single crystal sample and the development of laser temperature programmed desorption to study helium retention in tungsten.
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hal-04505706 , version 1 (15-03-2024)

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M. Minissale, A. Dunand, P. Hiret, J.-B. Faure, C. Grisolia, et al.. Laser temperature programmed desorption: A flexible technique to study ion-surface interaction. Review of Scientific Instruments, 2024, 95 (3), ⟨10.1063/5.0186019⟩. ⟨hal-04505706⟩
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