Influence of Oxygen Contamination on the Pd-Si Solid-State Reactions Activated by Mechanical Alloying

M. Magini, F. Padella, P. Delogu, Dikonimos Makris, S. Turtù

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The influence of oxygen contamination on the solid-state reaction (SSR), induced by ball milling, between palladium and silicon, has been investigated by X-ray diffraction and surface anal. X-ray analysis reveals that about 1 wt % of oxygen is able to inhibit the SSR between palladium and silicon, while at higher oxygen content already formed phases are destabilized. The picture merging from photoemission spectra in connection with X-ray analysis indicates that silicon is bonded both to palladium and oxygen at the surface of palladium particles with an increasing silicon enrichment with increasing oxygen contamination. © 1994, American Chemical Society. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)983 - 989
Number of pages7
JournalChemistry of Materials
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 1994
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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