Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1990

Journal or Book Title

Physical Review B

Volume

42

Issue

3

First Page

1526

Last Page

1532

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevB.42.1526

Abstract

Photoemission spectroscopy was used to investigate the initial oxidation of the Ce/Ta(110) interface at room temperature. The oxidation of Ta(110) is dramatically enhanced by a thin Ce overlayer. A Ta suboxide TaOχ (0.5≤χ≤1) is formed first in the interface, followed by the rapid formation of Ta2O5 upon further oxygen exposure. A weak interface reaction exists in Ce/Ta(110), but is excluded as the main cause of the catalytic oxidation. An earlier suggestion is reconfirmed that the Ce layer converts O2 to oxygen ions and thus promotes the oxidation of the substrate.

Comments

This article is from Physical Review B 42 (1990): 1526, doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.42.1526. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

The American Physical Society

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

Share

COinS