Concentration depth profiles of Ti-supported RuO2-TiO 2 films, prepared by pyrolysis of ruthenium(III) chloride hydrate and titanium diisopropoxide bis-pentane-2,4-dionate, have been studied by secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS). The 102Ru:48Ti ion intensity ratio vs. the nominal concentration of ruthenium oxide was followed for samples obtained from precursors dissolved in different solvents. The dependence on bombarding time of ion intensity profiles for other species, such as O -(m/z = 16), OH- (m/z = 17), 46TiO + (m/z = 62), 50TiOH+ (m/z = 63) was also studied. The mixed oxide films were characterized by cyclic voltammetry. The results of the combined research support the idea that microstructural and chemical impurities are concentrated in the outermost part of the film. This phenomenon seems to depend on the composition of the solvent used for the precursor salts.
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