Carbon monoxide adsorption on Co deposited Pt(1 0 0)-hex: IRRAS and LEED investigations

T. Wadayama, H. Yoshida, K. Ogawa, N. Todoroki, Y. Yamada

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Infrared reflection absorption spectroscopy (IRRAS) was used to investigate carbon monoxide (CO) adsorption on Pt(1 0 0) surfaces deposited with Co layers with different thicknesses. Pt(1 0 0) surfaces cleaned in ultrahigh vacuum showed surface reconstruction, i.e., Pt(1 0 0)-hex: two absorption bands ascribable to adsorbed CO on the 1 × 1 surface and hex domains emerge at 2086 and 2074 cm -1 , respectively, after 1.0 L CO exposure. Deposition of a 0.3-nm-thick-Co layer on Pt(1 0 0)-hex at 333 K changes the low-energy electron diffraction (LEED) pattern from hex to p(1 × 1), indicating that the deposited Co lifts the reconstruction. The IRRAS spectrum for 1.0-L-CO-exposed Co 0.3 nm /Pt(1 0 0)-hex fabricated at 333 K yields a single absorption band at 2059 cm -1 . For Co 0.3 nm /Pt(1 0 0)-hex fabricated at 693 K, the LEED pattern shows a less-contrasted hex and the pattern remains nearly unchanged even after CO exposure of 11 L, although only 1.0 L CO exposure to Pt(1 0 0)-hex lifts the surface reconstruction. A Co 0.3 nm /Pt(1 0 0)-hex surface fabricated at 753 K exhibits an absorption band at 2077 cm -1 , which is considered to originate from CO adsorbed on the Pt-enriched surface alloy. Co 0.3 nm /Pt(1 0 0)-hex surfaces fabricated above 773 K show a clear hex-reconstructed LEED pattern, and the frequencies of the adsorbed CO bands are comparable to those of Pt(1 0 0)-hex, indicating that the deposited Co atoms are diffused near the surface region. The outermost surface of the 3.0-nm-thick-Co-deposited Pt(1 0 0)-hex is composed of Pt-Co alloy domains even at a deposition temperature of 873 K. Based on the LEED and IRRAS results, the outermost surface structures of Co x /Pt(1 0 0)-hex are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4517-4521
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Surface Science
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 2010 May 1


  • Carbon monoxide
  • Cobalt
  • Hex reconstruction
  • Infrared absorption spectroscopy
  • Low-energy electron diffraction
  • Platinum
  • Surface alloy


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