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Title: Samarium electrodeposited acetate and oxide thin films on stainless steel substrate characterized by XPS

Characterization of a samarium thin film deposited on a stainless steel substrate using molecular electrodeposition was carried out using a Thermo Scientific K-Alpha X-ray photoelectron spectrometer. We studied two types of samarium electrodeposition samples, one as-deposited and one heated to 700 °C in an air flow. Survey scans include peaks coming from the stainless steel substrate, such as Fe and Cr. An X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) survey spectrum, Sm 3d, C 1s, and O 1s narrow scans are shown. It was determined that the heating process decomposed the deposited Sm acetate to Sm 2O 3 using XPS.
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  1. Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States). Bredesen Center
  2. Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX (United States). Nuclear Science, Security, and Policy Inst.
  3. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Nuclear Security and Isotope Technology Division, P.O. Box 2008, Oak Ridge, TN, 37831, United States
  4. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Surface Science Spectra
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 23; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 1055-5269
American Vacuum Society - AIP
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
Country of Publication:
United States