Preparation and Characterization of Al2O3 Thin Films for Catalytic Activity Studies
In the present work, the surface properties of various Al oxide films were investigated. The oxide films were produced on a stainless steel by spray pyrolysis and cathodic deposition methods. The films obtained represent typical layers that can be used as a support in model systems to investigate alumina-based catalysts. Information about the chemical environment of the Al and O ions in the oxide films depending on the preparation conditions has been deduced from the binding energies of the Al 2p and O 1s electron core levels and corresponding Auger parameters.
Lilyana Kolakieva and Roumen Kakanakov
G. Atanasova et al., "Preparation and Characterization of Al2O3 Thin Films for Catalytic Activity Studies", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 159, pp. 91-96, 2010