|Titolo:||Two-dimensional manganese oxide nanolayers on Pd(100): the surface phase diagram|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2009|
|Abstract:||Two-dimensional manganese oxide layers have been grown on Pd(100) and have been characterized by means of scanning tunnelling microscopy, low energy electron diffraction and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The complex surface phase diagram of MnO(x) on Pd(100) is reported, where nine different novel Mn oxide phases have been detected as a function of the chemical potential of oxygen mu(O). Three regions of the chemical potential of oxygen can be identified, in which structurally related oxide phases are formed, often in coexistence at the surface. The different regions of mu(O) are reflected in the oxidation states of the respective Mn oxide nanolayers as revealed by the Mn 2p and O 1s XPS binding energies. The MnO(x) nanolayers form two-dimensional wetting layers and it is speculated that they mediate the epitaxial growth of MnO on Pd(100) by providing structurally graded interfaces.|
|Tipologia:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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