Is there a "universal" potential of physical adsorption?

G. Vidali, Milton W. Cole, Susanna Rauber, James R. Klein

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Evidence is presented concerning the hypothesis that all physisorption pontetials have a common form. Input comes from atomic and molecular beam scattering. LEED and thermodynamic data and theoretical calculations. We conclude that a smaller force constant and softer repulsion occur for light gases interacting with insulators than with graphite or metals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-216
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 4 1983
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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