Autocatalytic oxidation of lead crystallite surfaces.

@article{Thrmer2002AutocatalyticOO,
  title={Autocatalytic oxidation of lead crystallite surfaces.},
  author={K. Th{\"u}rmer and E. Williams and J. Reutt-Robey},
  journal={Science},
  year={2002},
  volume={297 5589},
  pages={
          2033-5
        }
}
  • K. Thürmer, E. Williams, J. Reutt-Robey
  • Published 2002
  • Materials Science, Medicine
  • Science
  • Growth of an ultrathin lead oxide layer causes massive changes in the shape of lead crystallites. The dynamics of this process was investigated with time-lapsed scanning tunneling microscopy. Pure lead crystallites proved extremely resistant to oxidation. Once nucleated by surface impurities, monolayer films of lead oxide grew readily on lead (111) microfacets in an autocatalytic process. The anisotropic growth of orthorhombic lead oxide films (massicot structure) was most rapid along the… CONTINUE READING
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