General concepts of photochemistry on metal and semiconductor surfaces are elucidated. These concepts are then applied more specifically to describe photochemical transformation of molecules on and with silicon surfaces. The mechanisms by which light can induce chemical reactions following electronic excitation are described. Processes reviewed include photodissociation of adsorbed molecules, photo-induced attachment of organic molecules and photo-induced corrosion.
Encyclopedia of Interfacial Chemistry: Surface Science and Electrochemistry, Vol. 2
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Kolasinski, K. W. (2018). Silicon Surface Photochemistry. , 611-620. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-409547-2.14046-6