Jan Ingo Flege

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Our results indicate that small amounts of an oxide deposited on a stable metal surface can trigger a massive surface reconstruction under reaction conditions. In low-energy electron microscopy (LEEM) experiments, no reconstruction of Cu(111) is observed after chemisorbing oxygen or after reducing O/Cu(111) in a CO atmosphere. On the other hand, LEEM images(More)
We present an extensive mesoscale study of the initial gas phase oxidation of Ru(0001), employing in situ low-energy electron microscopy (LEEM), micro low-energy electron diffraction (μ-LEED) and scanning tunneling microscopy (STM). The initial oxidation was investigated in a temperature range of 500-800 K at a constant oxygen pressure of p(O2) = 4 × 10(-5)(More)
CO oxidation over oxygen-rich Ru(0001) surfaces is one of the most studied catalytic oxidation reactions in surface science and of widespread interest as a model system for the redox chemistry of transition metal model catalysts. Here, we present an extensive low-energy electron microscopy (LEEM) and photoemission electron microscopy study of the oxidation(More)
Epitaxial ultra-thin oxide films can support large percent level strains well beyond their bulk counterparts, thereby enabling strain-engineering in oxides that can tailor various phenomena. At these reduced dimensions (typically < 10 nm), contributions from the substrate can dwarf the signal from the epilayer, making it difficult to distinguish the(More)
Three different methods to determine the oxide-phase concentration in mixed cerium oxide by hard X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy are applied and quantitatively compared. Synchrotron-based characterization of the O 1s region was used as a benchmark to introduce a method based on the weighted superposition of the Ce 3d spectra of the pure Ce(3+) and Ce(4+)(More)
The growth morphology and structure of ceria nano-islands on a stepped Au(788) surface has been investigated by scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and low-energy electron diffraction (LEED). Within the concept of physical vapor deposition, different kinetic routes have been employed to design ceria-Au inverse model catalysts with different ceria(More)
An important part of fundamental research in catalysis is based on theoretical and modeling foundations which are closely connected with studies of single-crystalline catalyst surfaces. These so-called model catalysts are often prepared in the form of epitaxial thin films, and characterized using advanced material characterization techniques. This concept(More)
The average strain state of Ge films grown on Si(111) by surfactant mediated epitaxy has been compared to the ordering of the interfacial misfit dislocation network. Surprisingly, a smaller degree of average lattice relaxation was found in films grown at higher temperature. On the other hand, these films exhibit a better ordered dislocation network. This(More)
The pre-adsorption of Ga on Si(112) leads to a drastic change of the morphology of subsequently grown Ge islands. In contrast to the case for Ge growth on bare Si(112), even nanowire growth can be achieved on Ga terminated Si(112). Employing low energy electron microscopy and low energy electron diffraction, the initial phase of Ge nucleation and Ge island(More)
We have studied the oxidation of the Ru(0001) surface by in situ microscopy during exposure to NO2, an efficient source of atomic oxygen, at elevated temperatures. In a previous investigation [Flege et al., Phys. Rev. B: Condens. Matter Mater. Phys., 2008, 78, 165407], at O coverages exceeding 1 monolayer, using the combination of intensity-voltage (I(V))(More)