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CiteWeb id: 19660000107

CiteWeb score: 1284

DOI: 10.1063/1.1726462

The problem of obtaining the infrared spectrum of a molecular monolayer adsorbed on a bulk metal is discussed. The intensity of an infrared absorption band in radiation reflected from the surface is calculated for (a) various optical constants of the adsorbed layer and the metal, (b) various thicknesses of the adsorbed layer, © various angles of incidence, and (d) both states of polarization of the incident radiation. The absorption factor for infrared radiation polarized parallel to the plane of incidence typically has a peak at an incident angle of about 88°, where the absorption is 5000 times greater than at normal incidence. The absorption of a thin layer by the reflection techniques, at optimum conditions, is calculated to be about 25 times greater than by transmission through the unsupported film at normal incidence.

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