The effects of surface facets on the oxidation of aluminum (111) surfaces

A. L. Testoni*, Peter Stair

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The initial oxidation of planar and facetted aluminum (111) surfaces was studied with low energy electron diffraction (LEED) and Auger electron spectroscopy (AES). The facetted surface was produced by rapidly heating the planar (111) surface to 773 K, and consisted of (111) and (221) planes. The planar surface showed first oxide-like aluminum at 50 L; however, the facetted surface showed first oxide at <10 L. The results are discussed in terms of the facet plane structures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalSurface Science
Volume171
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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