Auger electron and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopic study of the biocorrosion of copper by alginic acid polysaccharide
Jolley, John G.
Geesey, Gill G.
Hankins, Michael R.
Wright, Randy B.
Wichlacz, Paul L.
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Thin films (3.4 nm) of copper on germanium substrates were exposed to 2% alginic acid polysaccharide aqueous solution. Pre- and post-exposure characterization were done by Auger electron spectroscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Ancillary graphite furnace atomic absorption spectroscopy was used to monitor the removal process of the copper thin film from the germanium substrate. Results indicate that some of the copper was oxidized by the alginic acid solution. Some of the copper was removed from the Cu/Ge interface and incorporated into the polymer matrix. Thus, biocorrosion of copper was exhibited by the alginic acid polysaccharide.
Jolley, J.G., G.G. Geesey, M.R. Hankins, R.B. Wright, and P.L. Wichlacz, "Auger electron and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopic study of the biocorrosion of copper by alginic acid polysaccharide," Appl. Surface Sci., 37(4):469-480 (1989).