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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Crystallographic Structure Of Ultra-thin Films Of Pd On Ni(1 1 1) And Ni On Pd(1 1 1) Studied By Photoelectron Diffraction
Author: Nascente P.A.P.
Carazzolle M.F.
de Siervo A.
Maluf S.S.
Landers R.
Kleiman G.G.
Abstract: We report studies of ultra-thin films of Pd and Ni deposited on Ni(1 1 1) and Pd(1 1 1) surfaces, respectively, using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), low-energy electron diffraction (LEED), and X-ray photoelectron diffraction (XPD). For a 1.5 ML Pd film deposited on Ni(1 1 1) at room temperature, XPS indicates that Pd grows in a layer-by-layer fashion and does not diffuse on the Ni substrate, whereas LEED exhibits a reconstructed pattern, which can be attributed to a distribution of bi-dimensional islands on the surface with a lateral lattice parameter different from that of Ni(1 1 1). Annealing the film at 650 °C produces a (1 × 1) LEED pattern, which suggests Pd diffusion and alloy formation. By using a systematic XPD analysis, we were able to determine that Pd diffused at least to the fourth layer into the Ni(1 1 1) substrate in low concentrations (10-20%), and that 75% of the surface remained covered by Pd bi-dimensional islands. The complementary system, Ni on Pd(1 1 1), presented similar LEED and XPS results. The comparison between experimental and theoretical XPD results indicated that the surface was partially covered by Ni islands (50-60%), and the other part was formed by random NixPd100-x surface alloy. © 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.molcata.2007.09.021
Date Issue: 2008
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