The interactions of Pt nanoparticles, deposited by evaporation onto highly oriented pyrolytic graphite surfaces modified by kiloelectronvolt Ar+ beam treatment, have been studied by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy core-level line shape analysis. The C1s and Pt4f7/2 peaks were each considered to be composed of one asymmetric peak, and changes in their asymmetry parameters were used to study their interfacial interactions. In addition to these changes, strong signal intensity changes with time were found for both the C1s and Pt4f peaks, indicating an initial crystalline orientational instability of the Pt nanoparticles, which is supported by time-dependent high-resolution electron microscopy studies at elevated temperatures.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Materials Chemistry