Cabrera-Mott kinetics of oxidation of metal nanowires
Journal article, 2012

The Cabrera-Mott model, implying that oxidation of a metal is limited by the field-facilitated activated jumps of metal ions at the metal-oxide interface, was originally proposed to interpret growth of thin oxide films on planar metal surfaces. Recently, the model was used to describe oxidation of spherical nanoparticles with small radius of curvature. Here, we analyze oxidation of nanowires. The increase of the oxide thickness with increasing time for a nanowire is shown to be slower than that for a nanoparticle with the same radius, but faster than in the case of a planar surface.

Author

Vladimir Zhdanov

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Chemical Physics

Competence Centre for Catalysis (KCK)

Bengt Herbert Kasemo

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Chemical Physics

Competence Centre for Catalysis (KCK)

Applied Physics Letters

0003-6951 (ISSN) 1077-3118 (eISSN)

Vol. 100 24 Article Number: 243105- 243105

Areas of Advance

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2010-2017)

Materials Science

Subject Categories

Physical Sciences

Nano Technology

Chemical Sciences

DOI

10.1063/1.4729059

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10/7/2017