Surface development of a brazing alloy during heat treatment-a comparison between UHV and APXPS

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In an attempt to bridge the pressure gap, APXPS was used to follow the surface development of an aluminum brazing sheet during heating in an ambient oxygen-pressure mimicking the environment of an industrial brazing furnace. The studied aluminum alloy brazing sheet is a composite material consisting of two aluminum alloy standards whose surface is covered with a native aluminum oxide film. To emphasize the necessity of studies of this system in ambient sample environments it is compared to measurements in UHV. Changes in thickness and composition of the surface oxide were followed after heating to 300 °C, 400 °C, and 500 °C. The two sets presented in this paper show that the surface development strongly depends on the environment the sample is heated in.


External organisations
  • German Electron Synchrotron (DESY)
  • Gränges Sweden AB
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Condensed Matter Physics


  • aluminum alloy, APXPS, brazing, oxide thickness
Original languageEnglish
Article number024004
JournalJournal of Physics Condensed Matter
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2018 Jan 17
Publication categoryResearch