Reciprocal and real space investigation of Ag/Pt(111): growth, structure and interaction with oxygen

Maciej Jankowski

Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT


This thesis described the growth and structure of the Ag/Pt(111) surface alloy and its interaction with oxygen. The alloy was investigated using spot profile analyses low energy electron diffraction (SPA-LEE), low energy electron microscopy (LEEM), and thermal desorption spectroscopy (TDS). This combination allows a detailed characterization of the structure and morphology, at sub-monolayer and higher coverage of Ag. Complex processes of alloying, dealloying, surface phase transitions, segregation, and the formation of a dislocation network at the buried interface are observed, as well as the affinity to the dissociative absorption of oxygen, a vital step in catalytic oxidation reactions.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Twente
  • Poelsema, B., Supervisor
  • Wormeester, H., Supervisor
Award date26 Sept 2014
Place of PublicationEnschede
Print ISBNs978-90-365-3718-6
Publication statusPublished - 26 Sept 2014

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