THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF THE CORROSION PRODUCT FORMED DURING OXIDATION OF COPPER
Final rept. 1 Apr 1966-31 Mar 1968
VIRGINIA INST FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH RICHMOND
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The mechanical properties of copper and oxidized copper films were measured using the bulge technique. The mechanical strength rupture was found to increase with decreasing thickness with a significant increase occurring below 1000 A. Youngs Modulus is independent of thickness over the 700-4500 A thickness range. Copper films were oxidized in air at 150C for times from 15 min to 72 hrs. Comparison of these results indicate that the mechanical properties observed are due to the remaining underlying copper film.
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Properties of Metals and Alloys