Electron-stimulated surface reactions in ReO3

R. Ai*, H. J. Fan, L. D. Marks

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Effects of electron irradiation on ReO3 supported on different substrates (carbon and silicon monoxide) in both non-UHV and UHV environments were investigated using high resolution electron microscopy. It was observed that clean ReO3 was stable under electron irradiation in a carbon free environment. When carbon was present, electron irradiation induced surface reactions of ReO3 with carbon to form a metastable ReC phase. ReC has a NaCl fcc structure and a lattice parameter of 4.00 ± 0.05 ( A ̊). The kinetics of the reaction were found to be linear with time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)L559-L567
JournalSurface Science
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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