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The formation of a double oxide layer on pure copper

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Abstract

The theory for the growth of a double oxide layer proposed by Yurek, Hirth, and Rapp, has been applied to copper using experimental rate-constant data obtained by Valensi. Calculated thicknesses of the layers agree very well with experimentally measured values.

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Garnaud, G. The formation of a double oxide layer on pure copper. Oxid Met 11, 127–132 (1977). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00606399

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Key words

  • Duplex oxides
  • copper oxidation
  • kinetics
  • oxygen partitioning