Phase transition kinetics of vanadium pentoxide. II. Theoretical results

L. D. Marks*, V. A. Volpert, R. Ai

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Experimental data on the phase transformation kinetics in vanadium pentoxide due to surface oxygen loss are analyzed theoretically. A model for the process as a one-dimensional problem with oxygen loss from the surface and coupled interface and diffusion controlled growth modes is described. This model appears to match well the experimental data with reasonable numbers for the surface loss rate and diffusion constant. In particular, the model reproduces changes in the number of phase fronts as a function of electron beam flux. In addition, the analysis confirms that the effective diffusion constant is electron beam flux dependent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)375-382
Number of pages8
JournalSurface Science
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 10 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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