The electronic structure of small chromium clusters deposited by evaporation onto clean polycrystalline graphite has been studied by means of Auger, X-ray Photoemission (XPS) and Electron Energy Loss (EELS) spectroscopies. The XPS results show an increase in the binding energy of both core levels and valence band reducing the cluster size. The EELS measurements show a variation of the intensity ratio of L3-to-L2 ionization core edges. We interpret this change as due to different redistribution, within the cluster d-band, of the empty states above the Fermi level. As a consequence the XPS results may also be attributed to sizeable change of the electronic structure of the small clusters.

ELECTRONIC-STRUCTURE OF CR-CLUSTERS ON GRAPHITE

LOZZI, Luca;PASSACANTANDO, MAURIZIO;SANTUCCI, Sandro;
1991

Abstract

The electronic structure of small chromium clusters deposited by evaporation onto clean polycrystalline graphite has been studied by means of Auger, X-ray Photoemission (XPS) and Electron Energy Loss (EELS) spectroscopies. The XPS results show an increase in the binding energy of both core levels and valence band reducing the cluster size. The EELS measurements show a variation of the intensity ratio of L3-to-L2 ionization core edges. We interpret this change as due to different redistribution, within the cluster d-band, of the empty states above the Fermi level. As a consequence the XPS results may also be attributed to sizeable change of the electronic structure of the small clusters.
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