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X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Isolated Nanoparticles.
J Phys Chem Lett ; 5(19): 3399-403, 2014 Oct 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26278452
ABSTRACT
X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) is a very efficient and still progressing surface analysis technique. However, when applied to nano-objects, this technique faces drawbacks due to interactions with the substrate and sample charging effects. We present a new experimental approach to XPS based on coupling soft X-ray synchrotron radiation with an in-vacuum beam of free nanoparticles, focused by an aerodynamic lens system. The structure of the Si/SiO2 interface was probed without any substrate interaction or charging effects for silicon nanocrystals previously oxidized in ambient air. Complete characterization of the surface was obtained. The Si 2p core level spectrum reveals a nonabrupt interface.

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Texto completo: Disponível Coleções: Bases de dados internacionais Base de dados: MEDLINE Idioma: Inglês Revista: J Phys Chem Lett Ano de publicação: 2014 Tipo de documento: Artigo País de afiliação: França