Hydrogen adsorption on the Pt(111)(root 3x root 5)R30 degrees-Sn surface alloy studied by high resolution core level photoelectron spectroscopy
1996 (English)In: Applied Surface Science, ISSN 0169-4332, E-ISSN 1873-5584, Vol. 99, no 4, 371-378 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Investigation of the clean and atomic hydrogen covered Pt(111)(root 3 x root 3)R30 degrees-Sn surface alloy has been carried out using high resolution core level photoelectron spectroscopy, The Pt 4(7/2) spectrum recorded from the clean surface alloy shows a single surface peak shifted - 0.25 eV relative to the bulk. Its interpretation by means of a thermodynamical model using Born-Haber cycles confirms the surface alloy model. Adsorption of H does not change the line shape of the Sn 4d core level while a new surface component shifted by 0.59 eV compared to the bulk peak appears in the Pt 4(7/2) spectrum. These results are discussed in the light of the thermodynamical calculations, H atoms are believed to bind only to Pt atoms, and their adsorption site seems to be influenced by the tin present in the surface layer.
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1996. Vol. 99, no 4, 371-378 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-84424DOI: 10.1016/0169-4332(96)00452-7ISI: A1996VD97500014OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-84424DiVA: diva2:499320
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