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Title: Portable chamber for the study of UHV prepared electrochemical interfaces by hard x-ray diffraction

Abstract

We report on a new electrochemical cell setup, combined with a portable UHV chamber, for in situ x-ray diffraction using synchrotron radiation. In contrast to more traditional electrochemical sample preparation schemes, atomically clean and well-ordered surfaces are routinely prepared by UHV methods, even in the case of reactive elements or alloys. Samples can be transferred from larger UHV systems into the portable chamber without exposure to ambient air. They can then be studied successively in UHV, in controlled gas atmospheres, and in contact with electrolyte solutions under applied electrochemical potential. The electrochemical setup employs a droplet geometry, which guarantees good electrochemical conditions during in situ x-ray measurements combined with voltammetry. We present first experimental results of Cu deposition on GaAs(001) and on freshly produced nanometric Pd(001) islands on Cu{sub 0.83}Pd{sub 0.17}(001), respectively.

Authors:
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  1. European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, BP 220, 38043 Grenoble (France)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20953392
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 78; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2714046; (c) 2007 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; AIR; CHEMICAL ANALYSIS; COPPER; DROPLETS; ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS; ELECTROCHEMISTRY; GALLIUM ARSENIDES; GEOMETRY; HARD X RADIATION; INTERFACES; PALLADIUM; SAMPLE PREPARATION; SOLUTIONS; SYNCHROTRON RADIATION; THIN FILMS; VACUUM COATING; VOLTAMETRY; X-RAY DIFFRACTION

Citation Formats

Renner, Frank Uwe, Gruender, Yvonne, and Zegenhagen, Joerg. Portable chamber for the study of UHV prepared electrochemical interfaces by hard x-ray diffraction. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2714046.
Renner, Frank Uwe, Gruender, Yvonne, & Zegenhagen, Joerg. Portable chamber for the study of UHV prepared electrochemical interfaces by hard x-ray diffraction. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2714046.
Renner, Frank Uwe, Gruender, Yvonne, and Zegenhagen, Joerg. Thu . "Portable chamber for the study of UHV prepared electrochemical interfaces by hard x-ray diffraction". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2714046.
@article{osti_20953392,
title = {Portable chamber for the study of UHV prepared electrochemical interfaces by hard x-ray diffraction},
author = {Renner, Frank Uwe and Gruender, Yvonne and Zegenhagen, Joerg},
abstractNote = {We report on a new electrochemical cell setup, combined with a portable UHV chamber, for in situ x-ray diffraction using synchrotron radiation. In contrast to more traditional electrochemical sample preparation schemes, atomically clean and well-ordered surfaces are routinely prepared by UHV methods, even in the case of reactive elements or alloys. Samples can be transferred from larger UHV systems into the portable chamber without exposure to ambient air. They can then be studied successively in UHV, in controlled gas atmospheres, and in contact with electrolyte solutions under applied electrochemical potential. The electrochemical setup employs a droplet geometry, which guarantees good electrochemical conditions during in situ x-ray measurements combined with voltammetry. We present first experimental results of Cu deposition on GaAs(001) and on freshly produced nanometric Pd(001) islands on Cu{sub 0.83}Pd{sub 0.17}(001), respectively.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2714046},
journal = {Review of Scientific Instruments},
number = 3,
volume = 78,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Mar 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Thu Mar 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}