Spectro-microscopic characterization of thin Fe-oxide films: interconversion and effects of metal (Fe-Pt) deposition
Chemical Physics department, Fritz Haber Institut der Max Plank
Mercredi 16/09/2015, 11:00-12:00
SPEC Salle Itzykson, Bât.774, Orme des Merisiers
Iron oxide, widely used as a catalyst and as a support for catalytically active systems, has been intensively studied with various techniques. However, still, the link between surface termination, surface electronic and structural properties to chemical properties is controversial. Moreover, such properties can be modified and controlled by preparation  and/or metal deposition .
Taking advantage of real time observation of real and diffraction space (LEEM and LEED) and chemical information in XPEEM, we have investigated (a) the phase transformation Fe3O4 →Fe2O3 under different oxidation conditions; (b) the surface modifications of Fe3O4 and Fe2O3 thin films by Fe deposition, and (c) their interaction with Pt nanoparticles (SMSI) [2, 4] . The experiment were carried out at the SMART instrument , operating at BESSY-2, the soft x-ray light source of the Helmholtz Center in Berlin.
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