Surface reactions on Pd studied with a hydrogen sensitive MOS-structure and photoelectron spectroscopy
1982 (English)In: Physica Scripta, ISSN 0031-8949, E-ISSN 1402-4896, Vol. 25, no 6A, 818-825 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
During the last couple of years catalytic reactions on Pd surfaces have been studied at our department by means of a hydrogen sensitive Pd-MOS structure and work function measurements. These studies have been performed at atmospheric pressures with Ar and O2 as carrier gases. We have now extended this type of measurements to the ultra-high vacuum (UHV) region and also combined them with both UV and, in certain cases, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS, XPS) studies. With this technique we are able to detect about 0.001 of a monolayer of hydrogen, and changes in rate or equilibrium constants corresponding to changes in an energy coordinate of less than 10 meV. Furthermore, results from a Cd contaminated Pd-MOS structure indicates that the ability of Pd to dissociate H2 is related to a microscopic parameter and not to any general metal-like parameter.
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1982. Vol. 25, no 6A, 818-825 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-67409DOI: 10.1088/0031-8949/25/6A/043OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-67409DiVA: diva2:409850
Nordic Solid State Physics Conference, Copenhagen