Use of a Microbalance for the Determination of the Mass of Oxygen Reacting during the Oxidation of Thin Films of Binary Alloys
The evolution of thin metallic layers during the oxidation processes is studied by means of electron diffraction. Comparison with known compounds, previously obtained in the bulk state, enables determination of the formula and hence the structure of the new compounds, The authors have tried to find the chemical formula of such products — in this case oxides of binary alloys — in a more scientific way. For this purpose they used a microbalance to determine directly, first the mass of the thin metallic layers and then the mass of oxygen reacting on them.
KeywordsElectron Diffraction Binary Alloy Contamination Layer Thin Glass Plate NiFe2 Alloy
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