Surface chemistry of TiCl4 on clean and hydrogen modified W(110): identification of surface intermediates

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The adsorption and decomposition of titanium tetrachloride (TiCl4) on W(110) were studied with high-resolution core level photoelectron spectroscopy. At least two stable intermediates are formed along the pathway to TiCl4 decomposition: TiCl4(a), which is stable up to 300 K, and TiCl3(a), which is stable up to 500 K. Successive adsorption at 80 K shows that the TiCl4() species forms in the presence of dissociated TiCl4 or hydrogen. This indicates that dissociative sites must be blocked before TiCl4 can adsorb intact.


  • Anders Sandell
  • MP Andersson
  • AJ Jaworowski
  • JT Roberts
  • Per Uvdal
Research areas and keywords

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  • Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging


  • synchrotron radiation photoelectron, tungsten, chemisorption, titanium, single crystal surfaces, spectroscopy
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-138
JournalSurface Science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Publication categoryResearch

Bibliographic note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Chemical Physics (S) (011001060), Radiation Physics, Lund (013034000)