Electrical double layer at the mineral-aqueous solution interface as probed by XPS with fast-frozen samples
2010 (English)In: Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena, Vol. 176, no 1-3, 13-7 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The electrical double layer (EDL) at the mineral-aqueous solution interface is a typical example of intrinsic charging effects. As a key feature of the interface, the EDL determines its chemical composition and electrical field. The ability of the XPS technique to probe this phenomenon on fast-frozen samples is presented. It allows the quantification of counter-ions and the direct observation of interface chemical processes, such as ion pairing, specific adsorption and ligand exchange reactions. It is also shown that binding energy shifts arising due to water removal provide an experimental possibility to estimate surface potentials and their distribution within the EDL. Future directions and perspectives of the technique are shortly discussed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier , 2010. Vol. 176, no 1-3, 13-7 p.
XPS, Electrical double layer, EDL, Intrinsic charging, Mineral-aqueous solution interface
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-22970DOI: 10.1016/j.elspec.2009.03.020ISI: 000274679400005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-22970DiVA: diva2:218817
Article in Press, Corrected Proof. Available online 7 April 2009.