Oxidation of Metals

, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp 245–254 | Cite as

The direct observation and investigation of the oxidation of aluminum in the transmission electron microscope

  • Á. Csanády
  • Á Barna
  • P. B. Barna
Article

Abstract

The authors studied the oxidation of thin aluminum films free of oxide layers in situ prepared by evaporation directly in the electron microscope under ultra-high-vacuum conditions. The oxidation was realized at various temperatures (350–500°C) and at various oxygen pressures (1–10−3 Pa). The formation and growth of the amorphous and crystalline products have been studied.

Key words

high-purity aluminum thin films in situ electron microscopy in situ evaporation in situ oxidation 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Á. Csanády
    • 1
  • Á Barna
    • 2
  • P. B. Barna
    • 2
  1. 1.Research, Engineering and Prime Contracting Centre of the Hungarian Aluminum CorporationBudapestHungary
  2. 2.Research Institute for Technical Physics of the Hungarian Academy of SciencesBudapestHungary

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