WO3 thin film surface chemical composition has been studied by means of high resolution soft X-ray photoemission spectroscopy. Valence band and W 4f core levels have been analyzed on different sample positions and high lateral resolution images have been acquired. The valence band spectra have shown for the first time a marked increase of the W 5d density of state at the Fermi level, indicating the presence of metallic tungsten on the surface. This has been confirmed by the W 4f signal, which presents both metallic and oxidized phases. For the first time, spectromicroscopy on core states has clearly evidenced the presence of nonstoichiometric areas and a spatial localization of W4+ states on the surface.

High spatial resolution soft X-ray photoemission study of WO3 thin films

LOZZI, Luca;PASSACANTANDO, MAURIZIO;
2002

Abstract

WO3 thin film surface chemical composition has been studied by means of high resolution soft X-ray photoemission spectroscopy. Valence band and W 4f core levels have been analyzed on different sample positions and high lateral resolution images have been acquired. The valence band spectra have shown for the first time a marked increase of the W 5d density of state at the Fermi level, indicating the presence of metallic tungsten on the surface. This has been confirmed by the W 4f signal, which presents both metallic and oxidized phases. For the first time, spectromicroscopy on core states has clearly evidenced the presence of nonstoichiometric areas and a spatial localization of W4+ states on the surface.
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