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Analysis of Formation of Oxide Surfaces

Aadarsh Mishra
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka 576104, India

Abstract—Oxide consists of a diverse class of compounds and their properties cover all the aspects of material science and physics. Oxides range from superconductor to insulator while the bonding characteristics range from covalent on one hand to the highly ionic on the other. Oxides find a lot of applications from paints and pigments to sensors and catalysts. Oxide coatings on thin films can be related to condensed matter physics and thewhole field of thin film studies is of interest for future studies on clean and modified oxidesurfaces, because it opens up areas of study on the so-called polar surfaces.

Index Terms—Oxide surface, Oxide coatings, Thin films, Polar surface

Cite: Aadarsh Mishra, "Analysis of Formation of Oxide Surfaces," International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 553-556, July 2014.