The adsorption of oxygen on a clean Ni60Fe40(100) alloy surface yields a c(2×2)O LEED pattern near half‐monolayer coverage; this is accompanied by Fe segregation. The intensity of this pattern decreases (reversibly) near 525 °C with no change in oxygen coverage; this is due to an order–disorder transition in the O overlayer. Sulfur was deposited using a beam of S2 molecules from an electrochemical cell. S‐dosed, annealed samples showed negligible alloy segregation and exhibited p(2×2)S or c(2×2)S LEED patterns with varying degrees of surface order, depending on sulfur coverage. Upon exposure to O2 gas, a p(2×2)S pattern was gradually replaced by a c(2×2). The brightest c(2×2) pattern occurred at a total S+O coverage of 0.5 monolayers. LEED studies of the c(2×2) patterns for several S–O compositions at fixed half‐monolayer coverage suggest that metastable O‐rich and S‐rich c(2×2) domains are formed during coadsorption and become partially miscible with temperature cycling.
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Research Article| April 01 1984
Surface phases for sulfur and oxygen coadsorbed on Ni60Fe40(100)
R. J. Lad;
A. G. Schrott;
R. J. Lad, A. G. Schrott, J. M. Blakely; Surface phases for sulfur and oxygen coadsorbed on Ni60Fe40(100). J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 1 April 1984; 2 (2): 856–860. https://doi.org/10.1116/1.572526
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