Surface Composition Profiles of Alloys, Determined with Single-Layer Resolution

  • Manfred Leisch
Conference paper
Part of the Mikrochimica Acta book series (MIKROCHIMICA, volume 9)


In the past, evidence has been accumulated which indicates that the surface composition of an alloy is different from its volume composition. A number of properties of a metal or an alloy depends exclusively on the surface composition. In particular, the catalytic activity of alloys is of great technological importance1, 2.


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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Manfred Leisch
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für FestkörperphysikTechnischen Universität GrazGrazAustria

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