Native oxides on etched Zn3P2 surfaces studied by x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy

Yoshimine Kato, Shoichi Kurita

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The native oxides formed on air exposed, etched bulk polycrystalline Zn3P2 were investigated in the as-etched condition, using x-ray photoemission spectroscopy. The sputter-etched surfaces appeared to be composed primarily of ZnO with a small concentration of P2O 3 or phosphate underneath. The bromine-methanol etched surfaces were less oxidized, and the native oxides appeared to become predominantly of phosphorus compound oxides. P2O5 was not observed in either case.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2133-2135
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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