Phase diagram of oxygen on Ni(100)

David E. Taylor*, Robert L. Park

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We have studied the coverage-temperature phase diagram of chemisorbed oxygen on Ni(100) with LEED and AES. We find that the oxygen p(2 × 2) structure undergoes a nearly reversible order- disorder phase transition for coverages between 0.15 and 0.30 monolayer (Tc ≈ 560 K for θ = 0.25). For these coverages, it is also found that the chemisorbed oxygen begins dissolving into the bulk nickel as the overlayer disorders. A reversible order-disorder transition is not seen for the oxygen c(2 × 2) structure, but there is evidence that bulk dissolution here also occurs coincident with the overlayer disordering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)L73-L79
JournalSurface Science
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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