Surface composition of some selected Group VIII/gold and Group VIII/tin alloys

P. Biloen, R. Bouwman, R.A. Santen, van, H.H. Brongersma

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    We have determined the surface composition of three different solid solutions (5 at. % Ni-Au, 4 at. % Pd-Au and 14 at. % Pt-Au) and two stoichiometric compounds (Ni3Sn and Pt3Sn), all of them selected because of their significance in current catalytic work on group VIII/"inert metal" alloys. Low-energy ion scattering (LEIS), Auger spectroscopy (AES) and selective CO chemisorption applied to Ft3Sn and Ni3Sn yield consistent results. Surface compositions work out at PtO.7Sn and NiO. 2Sn. LEIS applied to 4 at. % Pd-Au and 5 at. % Ni-Au yields surface compositions of 0.8 at. % Pd and 1.6 at. % Ni respectively. AES and CO chemisorption applied to 14 at. % Pt-Au yield surface compositions between 5 and 10 at. % Pt. The results are compared with contemporary theories on surface segregation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Seventh International Vacuum Congress and third Conference on Solid Surfaces, 12-16 Sept 1977, Vienna
    EditorsR. Dobrozemsky
    PublisherInternational Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Applications
    Publication statusPublished - 1977


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