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Electron Diffraction Studies of Oxides formed on Iron

Nature volume 140, page 278 (14 August 1937) | Download Citation

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THAT iron oxidized at high temperatures forms a scale composed of three layers, namely, ferrous oxide (below 575° C., does not form), magnetic oxide and ferric oxide is generally known. I have examined oxide films formed on a clean surface of iron exposed to air at various pressures and temperatures, using the electron diffraction reflection method, and have been able to ascertain the condition for the formation of these oxides.

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    • TAKEO IIMORI

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