Self-assembled manganese oxide structures through direct oxidation

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Applied Surface Science, ISSN: 0169-4332, Vol: 263, Page: 397-404

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Zhao, Chao; Wang, Qingxiao; Yang, Yang; Zhang, Bei; Zhang, Xixiang
Elsevier BV; Elsevier
Materials Science; Micro-oxidation; Models of film growth; Nucleation and growth; Oxide surfaces
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The morphology and phase of self-assembled manganese oxides during different stages of thermal oxidation were studied. Very interesting morphological patterns of Mn oxide films were observed. At the initial oxidation stage, the surface was characterized by the formation of ring-shaped patterns. As the oxidation proceeded to the intermediate stage, concentric plates formed to relax the compressive stress. Our experimental results gave a clear picture of the evolution of the structures. We also examined the properties of the structures.