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Samarium Thin Films Molecular Plated from N,n-dimethylformamide Characterized by Xps

by Kristian G Myhre, Jordan Delashmitt, Nathan J Sims, Shelley M Vancleve, Rose A Boll
Publication Type
Journal
Journal Name
Surface Science Spectra
Publication Date
Page Number
024003
Volume
25
Issue
2

Characterization of samarium thin films molecular plated from N,N-Dimethylformamide (DMF) solutions onto stainless steel substrates was carried out using a Thermo Scientific K-Alpha X-ray photoelectron spectrometer. The stainless steel substrates had one of two surface finishes, either mirror-like or brushed. Survey scans of the two specimens showed the presence of samarium, carbon, and oxygen with minor amounts of nitrogen, sodium, silicon, and chlorine. Spectra from the survey scans and narrow high-resolution scans of the Sm 3d, O 1s, and C 1s regions are reported herein.