Wagner oxidation in the nonisothermal regime

Laszlo Nanai, Daniel A. Jelski, Imre Hevesi, Thomas F. George

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A computational model for laser-induced Wagner oxidation processes on a vanadium metal surface is described and compared with the experiment. It is found that for thin oxide layers, the oxide is nearly transparent and the metal temperature rapidly increases. For thicker layers, the oxide is nearly opaque and the metal temperature slowly decreases. The Wagner rate law is found to hold for thicker oxide layers, but not at the beginning of the process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)945-947
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Materials Research
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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