X-ray photoemission investigation of electron beam reduction of Pb2+ in lead arachidate Langmuir-Blodgett Films

Murali Sastry, A. B. Mandate, S. Badrinarayanan, P. Ganguly

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X-ray photoemission spectroscopy has been used to study the influence of electron bombardment on lead arachidate [(C19H39COO)2Pb] Langmuir-Blodgett filias deposited on Cu and oxide-covered Si substrates. Growth of the metal component in the Pb 4f7/2 spectrum is clearly seen, indicating reduction of Pb2+ in lead arachidate to metallic lead. Langmuir-Blodgett films of fatty acid metal salts may thus be used as precursors for obtaining metal cluster films for catalyst and device applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2354-2356
Number of pages3
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 1992
Externally publishedYes

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