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Title: Synthesis and oxidation of CeN film: An in situ investigation by electron spectroscopies
Authors: Xiao, W. 
Guo, Q.
Wang, E.G.
Issue Date: 24-Mar-2005
Citation: Xiao, W., Guo, Q., Wang, E.G. (2005-03-24). Synthesis and oxidation of CeN film: An in situ investigation by electron spectroscopies. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 109 (11) : 4953-4958. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Nearly stoichiometric CeN film is synthesized on a Re(0001) substrate in an ultrahigh vacuum system involving highly active N atoms in the growth process, generated by thermal decomposition of NH 3 by use of a hot tungsten filament. The electronic structure of the CeN film as prepared is equivalent to that of a single crystal observed by in situ Auger electron spectroscopy (AES) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). AES and XPS investigations show that CeN film is directly oxidized to CeO 2 after exposure to O 2 at room temperature. However, CeN changes into Ce 2O 3 after annealing in ∼10 -6 mbar of O 2 atmosphere at elevated temperature. © 2005 American Chemical Society.
Source Title: Journal of Physical Chemistry B
ISSN: 15206106
DOI: 10.1021/jp0447441
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