Atomic imaging of oxygen desorption from tungsten trioxide

A. K. Petford*, L. D. Marks, M. O'Keeffe

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We report direct observations by high-resolution electron microscopy of oxygen desorption from tungsten trioxide. Clear evidence is found for layer epitaxial growth of metallic tungsten with (110)W|(100)WO3 and [001]W and [001]WO3 parallel to the electron beam, consistent with low-energy electron diffraction data on the low-temperature epitaxy of WO3 on W. W[001] was always observed parallel to the electron beam independent of the surface normal. The results suggest that bulk and surface damage, and displacement processes, are similar.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)496-508
Number of pages13
JournalSurface Science
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 1 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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