Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys.
Volume 62, Number 2, May 2013
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Nanomaterials and Nanotechnologies|
|Published online||30 April 2013|
Growth behaviors of ZnO nanostructure on SMAT Cu0.62Zn0.38 during oxidation
School of Materials Science & Engineering, Henan University of Science & Technology, Luoyang, Henan, PR. China
2 Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hunghom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, P.R. China
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Revised: 9 February 2013
Accepted: 13 February 2013
Published online: 30 April 2013
Cu0.62Zn0.38 foil was subjected to surface mechanical attrition treatment (SMAT) processing first. Growth behavior of ZnO nanostructure on the SMAT Cu0.62Zn0.38 surface during thermal oxidation was investigated in this paper. The original and SMAT Cu0.62Zn0.38 foils were thermally oxidized at 400 ~ 700 °C under various gaseous environments, including nitrogen and mixture of N2-O2 at a pressure of 1 atm. for 3 h. The oxidized specimens were characterized with a scanning electron microscope, an X-ray diffractometer and a transmission electron microscope. It is found that nanosheets are easily formed on the SMAT specimen surface. The favorable formation of nanosheets relates to twin lamellae structure of Cu0.62Zn0.38 formed during SMAT processing.
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