Interactive Resource icon  Reactivity of the Oxide Film at High Temperatures

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Description: When aluminium is heated to relatively high temperatures, changes to the oxide film occur. This animation shows the behaviour of aluminium when it is heated to different temperatures. Press the button below to begin heating from the room temperature. For each temperature increase watch carefully for changes that happen (in this virtual experiment the time of heating to each stage is approximately one hour).
Keywords: oxide film • surface • temperature • crystal alumina
Categories: Science approaches > Corrosion & degradation
Materials > Ceramics & glasses > Technical ceramics > Alumina
Materials > Metals & alloys > Aluminium & alloys
Product Forms > Flat > Foil, film & tape
Properties > Mechanical & thermal > Surface properties
Created by: MATTER, The University of Liverpool
Steven Meijers, Corus
Carlos Caicedo-Martinez, Corus
Contributions: Andreas Blistein, Alcan
Herman Terryn, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
Iris De Graeve, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
Marc Ryckeboer, Sapa
Published by: European Aluminium Association, Brussels
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Date created: 23 March 2005
Date added: 07 July 2010
Resource ID: 2859