Harald Gabasch

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The oxidation of the Pd(111) surface was studied by in situ XPS during heating and cooling in 0.4 mbar O2. The in situ XPS data were complemented by ex situ TPD results. A number of oxygen species and oxidation states of palladium were observed in situ and ex situ. At 430 K, the Pd(111) surface was covered by a 2D oxide and by a supersaturated Oads layer.(More)
The oxidation of the Pd(111) surface was studied by in situ XPS during heating and cooling in 3 · 10 3 mbar O2. A number of adsorbed/dissolved oxygen species were identified by in situ XPS, such as the two dimensional surface oxide (Pd5O4), the supersaturated Oads layer, dissolved oxygen and the ð ffiffiffiffiffi 67 p ffiffiffiffiffi 67 p ÞR12.2 surface(More)
The oxidation of the Pd(111) surface was studied by in situ XPS during heating and cooling in 0.4 mbar O2. The in situ XPS data were complemented by ex situ TPD results. A number of oxygen species and oxidation states of palladium were observed in situ and ex situ. At 430 K, the Pd(111) surface was covered by a 2D oxide and by a supersaturated Oads layer.(More)
The adsorption and thermal desorption of Zn and ZnO on Pd(111) was studied in the temperature range between 300 and 1300 K with TDS, LEED, and CO adsorption measurements. At temperatures below 400 K, multilayer growth of Zn metal on the Pd(111) surface takes place. At a coverage of 0.75 ML of Zn, a p(2 x 2)-3Zn LEED structure is observed. Increasing the(More)
The reactivity of several Pd-O species toward CO oxidation was compared experimentally, making use of chemically, structurally and morphologically different model systems such as single-crystalline Pd(111) covered by adsorbed oxygen or a Pd(5)O(4) surface oxide layer, an oriented Pd(111) thin film on NiAl oxidized toward PdO(x) suboxide and silica-supported(More)
Despite many recent attempts to unravel the structure of novel PdZn alloys, promising catalysts in methanol steam reforming, a detailed study on the formation of Pd-Zn alloy particles and of their structural and thermal stability is still missing. We take advantage of the unique properties of epitaxially grown Pd particles embedded in layers of amorphous(More)
The decomposition of ethene on the Pd(111) surface was studied at effective pressures in the 10(-8) to 10(-7) mbar range and at sample temperatures between 300 and 700 K, using an effusive capillary array beam doser for directional adsorption, LEED, AES, temperature programmed reaction, and TDS. In the temperature range of 350-440 K increasingly stronger(More)
The formation, thermal decomposition, and reduction of small PdO particles were studied by high-resolution transmission electron microscopy and selected area electron diffraction. Well-defined Pd particles (mean size of 5-7 nm) were grown epitaxially on NaCl (001) surfaces and subsequently covered by a layer of amorphous SiO2 (25 nm), prepared by reactive(More)
Palladium oxidation was studied by ambientpressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy in the mbar pressure range on the Pd(111) and Pd(110) surfaces. The oxidation kinetics on both surfaces show an induction period when the oxidation rate was low at the beginning and then accelerated. The slow initial oxidation is governed by (a) the rate of nucleus(More)
Hydride formation was studied on Pd particles supported on SiO2, and the results were evaluated with reference to a corresponding ZnO-promoted Pd/SiO2 catalyst reported recently. Pd particles (mean size, ~5 nm) were epitaxially grown on NaCl(001) cleavage faces and subsequently covered by a layer of amorphous SiO2, thereby maintaining their epitaxial(More)
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