Investigation of RuO2/Ta2O5 thin film evolution by thermogravimetry combined with mass spectrometry

Kristof, Janos, Szilagyi, Tamas, Horvath, Erzsebet, & Frost, Ray L. (2005) Investigation of RuO2/Ta2O5 thin film evolution by thermogravimetry combined with mass spectrometry. Thin Solid Films, 485(1-2), pp. 90-94.

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The thermal evolution process of RuO2–Ta2O5/Ti coatings with varying noble metal content has been investigated under in situ conditions by thermogravimetry combined with mass spectrometry. The gel-like films prepared from alcoholic solutions of the precursor salts (RuCl3·3H2O, TaCl5) onto titanium metal support were heated in an atmosphere containing 20% O2 and 80% Ar up to 600 °C. The evolution of the mixed oxide coatings was followed by the mass spectrometric ion intensity curves.

The cracking of retained solvent and the combustion of organic surface species formed were also followed by the mass spectrometric curves. The formation of carbonyl- and carboxylate-type surface species connected to the noble metal was identified by Fourier transform infrared emission spectroscopy. These secondary processes–catalyzed by the noble metal–may play an important role in the development of surface morphology and electrochemical properties. The evolution of the two oxide phases does not take place independently, and the effect of the noble metal as a combustion catalyst was proved.

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ID Code: 23614
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Oxides, Ruthenium, Tantalum, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)
DOI: 10.1016/j.tsf.2005.03.037
ISSN: 0040-6090
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHYSICAL SCIENCES (020000) > CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS (020400)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Elsevier
Deposited On: 17 Jun 2009 14:01
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 02:05

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