• Surface morphological investigation of iron films during oxidation

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      Morphology; oxidation; oxide growth; iron films; impurity

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      Different stages of iron films evaporated under a vacuum of about 10−5 torr were investigated with and without the addition of aluminium impurity at different percentages. Micrographs of such films heated at 623 K for 2 h show similar network spreading of oxide growth. Addition of aluminium significantly improves the oxidation resistance of iron films by the formation of Al2O3 layer.

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      S Veena Kumari1 V K Vaidyan1

      1. Department of Physics, University of Kerala, Trivandrum - 695 581, India
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