Velocity of action of oxygen, hydrogen sulfide, and halogens on metals

Tammann, Gustav., Koster, Werner.

This report discusses a method of determining the rate of surface oxidation of a metal by the change in the color of the surface film produced by reactions with oxygen, chlorine, or iodine. The metals studied included iron, nickel, copper, zinc, cadmium, tin, lead, cobalt, and manganese. Tables are given for surface film thickness versus color for various times.

An Adobe Acrobat (PDF) file of the entire report: