Quantitative surface electron spectroscopies: Application to the study of corrosion of metals and glasses

B. L. Maschhoff, K. R. Zavadil, K. W. Nebesny, N. R. Armstrong

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Abstract

The surface chemical reactions of extremely reactive metals such as lithium have been explored using x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and Auger electron spectroscopy (AES), Corrosion processes which occur at the lithium surface, or corrosion reactions occurring at lithium/glass interfaces, are difficult to characterize by normal ex situ analyses which may damage the interface of interest. Starting with atomically clean surfaces, XPS and AES can be used to help construct a surface with controlled composition passive layers which can then be immersed into electrochemical environments and systematicaly studied. Careful analysis of the XPS or AES data is needed to provide reliable molecular information and quantitation of the actual metal surface regions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)907-913
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Vacuum Science and Technology A: Vacuum, Surfaces and Films
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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