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ERIC Number: EJ1014557
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Simple Methods for Production of Nanoscale Metal Oxide Films from Household Sources
Campbell, Dean J.; Baliss, Michelle S.; Hinman, Jordan J.; Ziegenhorn, John W.; Andrews, Mark J.; Stevenson, Keith J.
Journal of Chemical Education, v90 n5 p629-632 May 2013
Production of thin metal oxide films was recently explored as part of an outreach program with a goal of producing nanoscale structures with household items. Household items coated with various metals or titanium compounds can be heated to produce colorful films with nanoscale thicknesses. As part of a materials chemistry laboratory experiment series, students used a visible-light reflectance spectrometer to examine colorful oxide coatings on the torch-heated nickel-plated binder clips. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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