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Title: Quantitative characterization of high temperature oxidation using electron tomography and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy

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We report quantitative characterization of the high temperature oxidation process by using electron tomography and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. As a proof of principle, we performed 3D imaging of the oxidation layer of a model system (Mo 3Si) at nanoscale resolution with elemental specificity and probed the oxidation kinetics as a function of the oxidation time and the elevated temperature. Our tomographic reconstructions provide detailed 3D structural information of the surface oxidation layer of the Mo 3Si system, revealing the evolution of oxidation behavior of Mo 3Si from early stage to mature stage. Based on the relative rate of oxidation of Mo 3Si, the volatilization rate of MoO 3 and reactive molecular dynamics simulations, we propose a model to explain the mechanism of the formation of the porous silica structure during the oxidation process of Mo 3Si. We expect that this 3D quantitative characterization method can be applied to other material systems to probe their structure-property relationships in different environments.

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 [1];  [2];  [1];  [3];  [4];  [4];  [5];  [2]; ORCiD logo [6]; ORCiD logo [6];  [1]
  1. Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA (United States)
  2. Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States)
  3. Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States)
  4. Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States)
  5. Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (United States)
  6. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
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Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1478362
Grant/Contract Number:  
[AC02-05CH11231]
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Scientific Reports
Additional Journal Information:
[ Journal Volume: 8; Journal Issue: 1]; Journal ID: ISSN 2045-2322
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

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Zhou, Jihan, Taylor, Matthew, Melinte, Georgian A., Shahani, Ashwin J., Dharmawardhana, Chamila C., Heinz, Hendrik, Voorhees, Peter W., Perepezko, John H., Bustillo, Karen, Ercius, Peter, and Miao, Jianwei. Quantitative characterization of high temperature oxidation using electron tomography and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-28348-3.
Zhou, Jihan, Taylor, Matthew, Melinte, Georgian A., Shahani, Ashwin J., Dharmawardhana, Chamila C., Heinz, Hendrik, Voorhees, Peter W., Perepezko, John H., Bustillo, Karen, Ercius, Peter, & Miao, Jianwei. Quantitative characterization of high temperature oxidation using electron tomography and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. United States. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-28348-3.
Zhou, Jihan, Taylor, Matthew, Melinte, Georgian A., Shahani, Ashwin J., Dharmawardhana, Chamila C., Heinz, Hendrik, Voorhees, Peter W., Perepezko, John H., Bustillo, Karen, Ercius, Peter, and Miao, Jianwei. Fri . "Quantitative characterization of high temperature oxidation using electron tomography and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy". United States. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-28348-3. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1478362.
@article{osti_1478362,
title = {Quantitative characterization of high temperature oxidation using electron tomography and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy},
author = {Zhou, Jihan and Taylor, Matthew and Melinte, Georgian A. and Shahani, Ashwin J. and Dharmawardhana, Chamila C. and Heinz, Hendrik and Voorhees, Peter W. and Perepezko, John H. and Bustillo, Karen and Ercius, Peter and Miao, Jianwei},
abstractNote = {We report quantitative characterization of the high temperature oxidation process by using electron tomography and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. As a proof of principle, we performed 3D imaging of the oxidation layer of a model system (Mo3Si) at nanoscale resolution with elemental specificity and probed the oxidation kinetics as a function of the oxidation time and the elevated temperature. Our tomographic reconstructions provide detailed 3D structural information of the surface oxidation layer of the Mo3Si system, revealing the evolution of oxidation behavior of Mo3Si from early stage to mature stage. Based on the relative rate of oxidation of Mo3Si, the volatilization rate of MoO3 and reactive molecular dynamics simulations, we propose a model to explain the mechanism of the formation of the porous silica structure during the oxidation process of Mo3Si. We expect that this 3D quantitative characterization method can be applied to other material systems to probe their structure-property relationships in different environments.},
doi = {10.1038/s41598-018-28348-3},
journal = {Scientific Reports},
number = [1],
volume = [8],
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {7}
}

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