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TEM investigation of barrier-like anodic oxide films on aluminum

 
: Schneider, Michael; Lämmel, Christoph; Hübner, Ralf; Gierth, Uta; Michaelis, Alexander

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Surface and Interface Analysis 48 (2016), Nr.8, S.906-912
ISSN: 0142-2421
Symposium "Aluminium Surface Science and Technology" <7, 2015, Madeira>
Englisch
Zeitschriftenaufsatz, Konferenzbeitrag
Fraunhofer IKTS ()
aluminum

Abstract
The present study focuses mainly on non-electrochem. investigation of thin barrier-like oxide films formed under different pulse frequencies. The TEM investigation principally shows amorphous oxide films, which are dense and free of pores. The various pulse expts. have no influence on these film properties. The oxide growth factor was calcd. to 1.06 nmV-1 in all cases. The microstructure (crystallog. orientation, grain boundaries) of the underlying substrate does not affect the oxide films. Independent of the pulse frequency, electrolyte species are not incorporated into the oxide films. The evidenced differences in the film thickness are caused by intrinsic peculiarities of the high-field mechanism of growing oxide.

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