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Title: Growth of iron oxide on yttria-stabilized zirconia by atomic layer deposition
Authors: de Ridder, M ×
van de Ven, PC
van Welzenis, RG
Brongersma, HH
Helfensteyn, S
Creemers, Claude
Van Der Voort, P
Baltes, M
Mathieu, M
Vansant, EF #
Issue Date: Dec-2002
Publisher: Amer chemical soc
Series Title: Journal of physical chemistry b vol:106 issue:51 pages:13146-13153
Abstract: The growth and thermal stability of an iron oxide overlayer on yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) have been studied using atomic layer deposition (ALD), mainly in combination with low-energy ion scattering (LEIS). These techniques form a powerful combination, where ALD is designed for controlled (sub)monolayer deposition, while LEIS selectively probes the altered outermost atomic layer. The Fe(acac)(3) precursor reacts already at room temperature with YSZ. The reaction proceeds until saturation, which is characteristic for ALD. After the results of repeated ALD cycles, which consist of Fe(acac)(3) deposition followed by an oxidation treatment, have been studied, a model could be proposed which describes the growth mode of the iron oxide layer on YSZ. Oxidation at temperatures of 800 degreesC and higher causes a migration of Fe2O3 into the bulk, limiting its usefulness in surface catalytic processes at these temperatures. At 800 T the diffusion coefficient of Fe in YSZ is determined to be 10(-23) m(2)/S. The reaction mechanism of Fe(acac)(3) with the YSZ surface is studied using infrared diffuse reflectance. The results reveal more than one reaction mechanism, but there seems to be a preference for the reaction via coordinatively unsaturated sites.
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ISSN: 1520-6106
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Chemical Engineering - miscellaneous
Process Engineering for Sustainable Systems Section
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