Carter, G, Armour, DG and Bailey, Paul (1983) The application of tempering to the study of serial desorption processes. Vacuum, 33 (6). pp. 317-320. ISSN 0042-207X

An approximate theoretical analysis of the desorption rate/time (temperature) behaviour during tempering of a system in which desorption activation energy is a function of population is given. It is shown that several measures of this characteristic behaviour are available to allow evaluation or estimation of the desorption energy-population function and methods of distinguishing between such serial desorption processes and parallel desorption processes with distributed activation energies are outlined