1 Department of Physics, Technical University of Denmark2 Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark
The effect of magnesium oxide on the magnesium and hydrogen desorption properties of magnesium films have been investigated. We find that by capping metallic magnesium films with oxide overlayers the apparent desorption energy of magnesium is increased from 146 kJ/mol to 314 kJ/mol. The results are discussed in light of previous investigations of ball-milled magnesium powders.
Surface Science, 2006, Vol 600, Issue 6, p. 1363-1368