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1993

Iowa State University

Condensed Matter Physics

Spectroscopy

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Photoemission Study Of Ce-Catalyzed Oxidation Of W(110) And W(111), C. Gu, C. G. Olson, David W. Lynch Oct 1993

Photoemission Study Of Ce-Catalyzed Oxidation Of W(110) And W(111), C. Gu, C. G. Olson, David W. Lynch

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Different catalytic oxidation effects of Ce on W(110) and W(111) were observed with photo- emission spectroscopy. On Ce-covered W(110), the top W layer is quickly oxidized to a surface monoxide at room temperature. Oxidation is almost halted after the completion of one monolayer of WO. On Ce/W(111), instead of WO, WO3 grows on the surface under the same conditions. The monolayer suboxide formation found on Ce/W(110) and Ce/Ta(110) (as reported earlier) is a direct consequence of the most densely packed structure of the bcc (110) surfaces. The more effective oxidation promotion ...