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Electron Spectroscopic Studies of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Adsorbed on Metal Surfaces

Kamath, P Vishnu and Rao, CNR (1984) Electron Spectroscopic Studies of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Adsorbed on Metal Surfaces. In: Journal of Physical Chemistry, 83 (3). pp. 464-469.

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Adsorption of oxygen on Ni, Cu, Pd, Ag, and Au surfaces has been investigated by employing UV and X-ray photoelectron spectrscopy as well as electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS). Molecularly chemisorbed (singlet) oxygen is found on Ni, Cu, Ag, and Au surfaces showing features such as stabilization of the rB* orbital, destabilization of the .nu orbital, higher O(1s) binding energy than the atomic species, and a band 2-3 eV below the Fermi level due to metal d-O(2p)u* interaction. 0-0 and metal-oxygen stretching frequencies have been observed in EELS. Physical adsorption of O2 is found to occur on Pd and Ni surfaces, only at high exposures in the latter case. Physical adsorption and multilayer condensation of CO, on metal surfaces are distinguished by characteristic relaxation shifts in UPS as well as O(1s) binding energies. Adsorption of CO on a Ni surface covered with presorbed atomic oxygen gives rise to C02.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Physical Chemistry
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to American Chemical Society.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2010 05:10
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:48
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/24022

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