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Etching of High Purity Zinc

Brandt, R. C. and Adams, K. H. and Vreeland, T., Jr. (1963) Etching of High Purity Zinc. Journal of Applied Physics, 34 (3). pp. 587-590. ISSN 0021-8979. doi:10.1063/1.1729313.

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A method of etching high purity zinc to reveal various etch figures on {101¯0} planes is presented in this paper. Etch figures are formed by polishing in a dichromic acid solution after the introduction of mercury to the crystal surface. No measurable aging time is required to form etch figures at newly formed dislocation sites when mercury is on the surface prior to deformation. The mercury concentrates at the sites where etch figures form and may be removed by vacuum distillation and chemical polishing before it appreciably affects the purity of the bulk of the crystal.

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Additional Information:© 1963 The American Institute of Physics. Received 29 August 1962. This work was supported by the U. S. Office of Naval Research. The authors wish to express their appreciation to Professor F. S. Buffington and Professor C. A. Mead for helpful discussions during the course of this work.
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Official Citation:Etching of High Purity Zinc R. C. Brandt, K. H. Adams, and T. Vreeland, Jr., J. Appl. Phys. 34, 587 (1963), DOI:10.1063/1.1729313
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