Accession Number : AD0671649

Title :   OXIDATION OF COPPER AT 200-900DEGREES C,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Li,Hsun ; Lo,Chi-Hsun

Report Date : 20 SEP 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : An investigation on the oxidation of copper under an oxygen pressure of 76 mm Hg at 200-900 degrees C has been carried out. The different oxidation behaviors of copper at the different temperatures as observed are discussed in the light of surface morphology and gross defects such as cracks and cavities which may be present in the oxide layer. Moreover, on the assumption of Frank's mechanism of whisker growth, an explanation of the possibility of the presence of imperfectly structured CuO whiskers is given. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COPPER, OXIDATION), COPPER COMPOUNDS, HIGH TEMPERATURE, WHISKERS(CRYSTALS), SOLID STATE PHYSICS, KINETIC THEORY, METALLOGRAPHY, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, CHINA

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Metallurgy and Metallography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE