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Oxidation of Ultrathin FeO(111) Grown on Pt(111) : Spectroscopic Evidence for Hydroxylation

Johansson, Niclas LU ; Merte, Lindsay R. LU ; Grånäs, Elin LU ; Wendt, Stefan; Andersen, Jesper N. LU ; Schnadt, Joachim LU and Knudsen, Jan LU (2016) In Topics in Catalysis 59(5-7). p.506-515
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Using high resolution and ambient pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy we show that the catalytically active FeO $$-{2}$$ 2 trilayer films grown on Pt(111) are very active for water dissociation, in contrast to inert FeO(111) bilayer films. The FeO $$-{2}$$ 2 trilayer is so active for water dissociation that it becomes hydroxylated upon formation, regardless of the applied preparation method. FeO $$-{2}$$ 2 trilayers were grown by oxidation of FeO(111) bilayer films either with molecular oxygen in the mbar regime, or by NO $$-2$$ 2 and atomic oxygen exposures, respectively, in the ultrahigh vacuum regime. Because it was impossible to prepare clean FeO $$-{2}$$ 2 without any hydroxyls we propose that catalytically highly active FeO... (More)

Using high resolution and ambient pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy we show that the catalytically active FeO $$-{2}$$ 2 trilayer films grown on Pt(111) are very active for water dissociation, in contrast to inert FeO(111) bilayer films. The FeO $$-{2}$$ 2 trilayer is so active for water dissociation that it becomes hydroxylated upon formation, regardless of the applied preparation method. FeO $$-{2}$$ 2 trilayers were grown by oxidation of FeO(111) bilayer films either with molecular oxygen in the mbar regime, or by NO $$-2$$ 2 and atomic oxygen exposures, respectively, in the ultrahigh vacuum regime. Because it was impossible to prepare clean FeO $$-{2}$$ 2 without any hydroxyls we propose that catalytically highly active FeO $$-{2}$$ 2 trilayer films are generally hydroxylated. In addition, we provide spectroscopic fingerprints both for Pt(111)-supported FeO(111) and FeO $$-2$$ 2 films that can serve as reference for future in situ studies.

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Hydroxylation, Iron oxide monolayers, Spectroscopy, Ultra-thin films
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  abstract     = {<p>Using high resolution and ambient pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy we show that the catalytically active FeO $$-{2}$$ 2 trilayer films grown on Pt(111) are very active for water dissociation, in contrast to inert FeO(111) bilayer films. The FeO $$-{2}$$ 2 trilayer is so active for water dissociation that it becomes hydroxylated upon formation, regardless of the applied preparation method. FeO $$-{2}$$ 2 trilayers were grown by oxidation of FeO(111) bilayer films either with molecular oxygen in the mbar regime, or by NO $$-2$$ 2 and atomic oxygen exposures, respectively, in the ultrahigh vacuum regime. Because it was impossible to prepare clean FeO $$-{2}$$ 2 without any hydroxyls we propose that catalytically highly active FeO $$-{2}$$ 2 trilayer films are generally hydroxylated. In addition, we provide spectroscopic fingerprints both for Pt(111)-supported FeO(111) and FeO $$-2$$ 2 films that can serve as reference for future in situ studies.</p>},
  author       = {Johansson, Niclas and Merte, Lindsay R. and Grånäs, Elin and Wendt, Stefan and Andersen, Jesper N. and Schnadt, Joachim and Knudsen, Jan},
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  keyword      = {Hydroxylation,Iron oxide monolayers,Spectroscopy,Ultra-thin films},
  language     = {eng},
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  number       = {5-7},
  pages        = {506--515},
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  series       = {Topics in Catalysis},
  title        = {Oxidation of Ultrathin FeO(111) Grown on Pt(111) : Spectroscopic Evidence for Hydroxylation},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11244-015-0521-7},
  volume       = {59},
  year         = {2016},
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