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New Surface and Interface Analysis Findings from University of Rajasthan Discussed

June 27, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Research findings on Surface and Interface Analysis are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting originating from Rajasthan, India, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Growth conditions, structural, and optical properties of MgO nanostructure have been investigated. Surface composition and shift in binding energy of Mg at 50.8eV due to oxidation were examined by core-level spectroscopy."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the University of Rajasthan, "The SEM showed that the film is dense, and grain growth and crystallinity are enhanced by post-deposition annealing. Grain distribution was appraised within the confinement of 24.51 mu m(2) from the selected scan areas. X-ray diffraction studies indicated prominent peaks, which are attributed to (111), (200), and (220) reflections from fairly crystallized and randomly oriented MgO thin film. Plane (111) is found to be the preferred orientation of the film. The film transmitted well across the visible spectrum and the estimated energy band gap is 5.41eV."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Absence of catalyst in the electrolyte solution aided the purity of the sample."

For more information on this research see: XPS and some surface characterizations of electrodeposited MgO nanostructure. Surface and Interface Analysis, 2014;46(6):372-377. Surface and Interface Analysis can be contacted at: Wiley-Blackwell, 111 River St, Hoboken 07030-5774, NJ, USA. (Wiley-Blackwell -; Surface and Interface Analysis -

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting B.A. Taleatu, Univ Rajasthan, Center Nonconvent Energy Resources, Jaipur 04, Rajasthan, India. Additional authors for this research include E. Omotoso, C. Lal, W.O. Makinde, K.T. Ogundele, E. Ajenifuja, A.R. Lasisi, M.A. Eleruja and G.T. Mola (see also Surface and Interface Analysis).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, India, Rajasthan, Surface and Interface Analysis

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