, Volume 71, Issue 5, pp 1097–1101 | Cite as

Scattering length density profile of Ni film under controlled corrosion: A study in neutron reflectometry

  • Surendra Singh
  • A. K. Poswal
  • S. K. Ghosh
  • Saibal Basu


We report the density depth profile of an as-deposited Ni film and density profile for the same film after controlled electrochemical corrosion by chloride ions, measured by unpolarized neutron reflectometry. The neutron reflectometry measurement of the film after corrosion shows density degradation along the thickness of the film. The density profile as a function of depth, maps the growth of pitting and void networks due to corrosion. The profile after corrosion shows an interesting peaking nature.


Neutron reflectometry electrochemical corrosion pitting 

PACS Nos 68.35.Ct 68.37.-d 


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© Indian Academy of Sciences 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Surendra Singh
    • 1
  • A. K. Poswal
    • 2
  • S. K. Ghosh
    • 3
  • Saibal Basu
    • 1
  1. 1.Solid State Physics DivisionBhabha Atomic Research CentreMumbaiIndia
  2. 2.Spectroscopy DivisionBhabha Atomic Research CentreMumbaiIndia
  3. 3.Material Processing DivisionBhabha Atomic Research CentreMumbaiIndia

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