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Phase transitions in calcium nitrate thin films

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Abstract

Calcium carbonate is a ubiquitous mineral and its reactivity with indoor and outdoor air pollutants will contribute to the deterioration of these materials through the formation of salts that deliquesce at low relative humidity (RH). As shown here for calcium nitrate thin films, deliquescence occurs at even lower relative humidity than expected from bulk thermodynamics and lower than the recommended humidity for the preservation of artifacts and antiques.

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The article was received on 23 Jul 2003, accepted on 22 Sep 2003 and first published on 14 Oct 2003


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B308632A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2003,0, 2796-2797
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    Phase transitions in calcium nitrate thin films

    H. A. Al-Abadleh, B. J. Krueger, J. L. Ross and V. H. Grassian, Chem. Commun., 2003, 0, 2796
    DOI: 10.1039/B308632A

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