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Comments on the XPS analysis of carbon materials

Morgan, David J. ORCID: 2021. Comments on the XPS analysis of carbon materials. C - An Open Access Journal of Carbon Research 7 (3) , 51. 10.3390/c7030051

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The surface chemistry of carbon materials is predominantly explored using x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). However, many published papers have critical failures in the published analysis, stemming from an ill-informed approach to analyzing the spectroscopic data. Herein, a discussion on lineshapes and changes in the spectral envelope of predominantly graphitic materials are explored, together with the use of the D-parameter, to ascertain graphitic content, using this information to highlight a simple and logical approach to strengthen confidence in the functionalization derived from the carbon core-level spectra.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Chemistry
Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI)
Additional Information: This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited
Publisher: MDPI
ISSN: 2311-5629
Funders: EPSRC
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 15 July 2021
Date of Acceptance: 5 July 2021
Last Modified: 06 May 2023 11:35

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