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Title: Morphology of amorphous Fe{sub 91}Zr{sub 9}/Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} multilayers: Dewetting and crystallization

Abstract

Amorphous Fe{sub 91}Zr{sub 9}/Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} multilayers grown by magnetron sputtering have been studied using x-ray reflectometry, x-ray diffraction, Rutherford backscattering spectrometry, and transmission electron microscopy. It could be demonstrated that on the interface between the Fe{sub 91}Zr{sub 9} and the Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}, crystalline grains are formed, that for very small repetition thicknesses destroy the periodicity of the multilayers by accumulative roughness. Understanding these effects would enable substantial improvement of the quality of nanolaminated amorphous layers.

Authors:
; ; ;  [1]; ;  [2]
  1. Department of Physics, Uppsala University, Box 530, SE-75121 Uppsala (Sweden)
  2. Department of Engineering Sciences, Uppsala University, Box 534, SE-75121 Uppsala (Sweden)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20951517
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. B, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics; Journal Volume: 75; Journal Issue: 21; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.75.214202; (c) 2007 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; ALUMINIUM OXIDES; CRYSTALLIZATION; INTERFACES; IRON ALLOYS; LAYERS; MAGNETRONS; MORPHOLOGY; NANOSTRUCTURES; PERIODICITY; ROUGHNESS; RUTHERFORD BACKSCATTERING SPECTROSCOPY; SPUTTERING; SURFACE COATING; THICKNESS; TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; X-RAY DIFFRACTION; ZIRCONIUM ALLOYS

Citation Formats

Liebig, A., Korelis, P. T., Andersson, G., Hjoervarsson, B., Lidbaum, H., and Leifer, K. Morphology of amorphous Fe{sub 91}Zr{sub 9}/Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} multilayers: Dewetting and crystallization. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVB.75.214202.
Liebig, A., Korelis, P. T., Andersson, G., Hjoervarsson, B., Lidbaum, H., & Leifer, K. Morphology of amorphous Fe{sub 91}Zr{sub 9}/Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} multilayers: Dewetting and crystallization. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVB.75.214202.
Liebig, A., Korelis, P. T., Andersson, G., Hjoervarsson, B., Lidbaum, H., and Leifer, K. Fri . "Morphology of amorphous Fe{sub 91}Zr{sub 9}/Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} multilayers: Dewetting and crystallization". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVB.75.214202.
@article{osti_20951517,
title = {Morphology of amorphous Fe{sub 91}Zr{sub 9}/Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} multilayers: Dewetting and crystallization},
author = {Liebig, A. and Korelis, P. T. and Andersson, G. and Hjoervarsson, B. and Lidbaum, H. and Leifer, K.},
abstractNote = {Amorphous Fe{sub 91}Zr{sub 9}/Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} multilayers grown by magnetron sputtering have been studied using x-ray reflectometry, x-ray diffraction, Rutherford backscattering spectrometry, and transmission electron microscopy. It could be demonstrated that on the interface between the Fe{sub 91}Zr{sub 9} and the Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}, crystalline grains are formed, that for very small repetition thicknesses destroy the periodicity of the multilayers by accumulative roughness. Understanding these effects would enable substantial improvement of the quality of nanolaminated amorphous layers.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVB.75.214202},
journal = {Physical Review. B, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics},
number = 21,
volume = 75,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Jun 01 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Fri Jun 01 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}