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Title: Self-limiting oxidation of copper
Authors: Yang, J.C.
Kolasa, B.
Gibson, J.M.
Yeadon, M. 
Issue Date: 1998
Source: Yang, J.C., Kolasa, B., Gibson, J.M., Yeadon, M. (1998). Self-limiting oxidation of copper. Applied Physics Letters 73 (19) : 2841-2843. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.122608
Abstract: The classical theory of Cabrera-Mott describes passivation film formation on metals, where they predicted that this film grows as a uniform layer due to a field-enhanced ionic transport mechanism. Here we present experimental evidence, based on in situ transmission electron microscopy of copper oxidation, that the passivation film nucleates and grows as oxide islands, not as a uniform layer. We propose an alternative phenomenological theory to describe passivation film formation, based on island growth followed by coalescence. © 1998 American Institute of Physics.
Source Title: Applied Physics Letters
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/107185
ISSN: 00036951
DOI: 10.1063/1.122608
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