The metal-oxide transition on Mo(100) monitored by photoemission of physisorbed xenon

T. B. Fryberger, Peter C Stair

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The metal-to-oxide transition on the Mo(100) surface has been studied by monitoring surface polarizability using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) measurements of physisorbed xenon. It was found that complete oxidation occurs over the narrow coverage range of 1.0-1.4 monolayers of oxygen. Furthermore, the surface is heterogeneous and most likely an island structure in this coverage range.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-156
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Nov 26 1982


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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