par Chenakin, Sergiy ;Prada Silvy, Ricardo;Kruse, Norbert
Référence Catalysis letters, 102, 1-2, page (39-43)
Publication Publié, 2005-02-15
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : Aluminovanadate oxide, ‘‘V–Al–O’’, has been studied by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) with the emphasis to reveal chemical modifications as a function of the X-irradiation time. Considerable damage was found for V–Al–O and less so for vanadium pentoxide, V2O5, and sapphire, a-Al2O3, both serving as reference samples. Modifications in V–Al–O were seen even at low radiation doses. Absolute and relative shifts in binding energies along with changes of peak intensities and widths demonstrate that an appreciable amount of V5+ is reduced to lower oxidation states. X-ray induced chemical modifications extend at least to the depth sampled by the V3p electrons. It is suggested that the damage is caused by electron-hole pair generation and Auger decay. Al–O–H in V–Al–O is also affected by X-rays. This causes O2 and water desorption as followed by mass spectrometry of the residual gas.