Determination of Surface Stoichiometry in Polycrystalline Alloys by a Crystallographic Electron Attenuation Model - Application to the Ce/rh System

Jens/Enevol Thaulov Andersen

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Abstract

In order to obtain quantitative surface compositional information, an earlier crystallographic electron attenuation model has been extended to treat polycrystalline alloys. Simple correction factors are obtained that yield large corrections to elemental Auger intensity ratios. The model has been applied to a binary surface alloy formed by heating cerium overlayers on a polycrystalline rhodium substrate. It is shown that an alloy film is formed whose thickness is proportional to the number of Ce layers initially deposited. The surface alloy is identified as Ce3Rh2, which corresponds to a known bulk phase.
Original languageEnglish
JournalSurface and Interface Analysis
Volume21
Issue number8
Pages (from-to)576-580
ISSN0142-2421
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

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