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Title: Impact of dynamic specimen shape evolution on the atom probe tomography results of doped epitaxial oxide multilayers: Comparison of experiment and simulation

Abstract

The experimental atom probe tomography results from two different specimen orientations (top-down and side-ways) of a high oxygen ion conducting Samaria-doped-ceria/Scandia-stabilized-zirconia multilayer thin film solid oxide fuel cell electrolyte was correlated with level-set method based field evaporation simulations for the same specimen orientations. This experiment-theory correlation explains the dynamic specimen shape evolution and ion trajectory aberrations that can induce density artifacts in final reconstruction leading to inaccurate estimation of interfacial intermixing. In conclusion, this study highlights the need and importance of correlating experimental results with field evaporation simulations when using atom probe tomography for studying oxide heterostructure interfaces.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [1]
  1. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
  2. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute, Doha (Qatar)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States). Environmental Molecular Sciences Lab. (EMSL)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1229972
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-109596
Journal ID: ISSN 0003-6951; 48658; KP1704020
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Applied Physics Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 107; Journal Issue: 9; Journal ID: ISSN 0003-6951
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory

Citation Formats

Madaan, Nitesh, Bao, Jie, Nandasiri, Manjula, Xu, Zhijie, Thevuthasan, Suntharampillai, and Devaraj, Arun. Impact of dynamic specimen shape evolution on the atom probe tomography results of doped epitaxial oxide multilayers: Comparison of experiment and simulation. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4929705.
Madaan, Nitesh, Bao, Jie, Nandasiri, Manjula, Xu, Zhijie, Thevuthasan, Suntharampillai, & Devaraj, Arun. Impact of dynamic specimen shape evolution on the atom probe tomography results of doped epitaxial oxide multilayers: Comparison of experiment and simulation. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4929705.
Madaan, Nitesh, Bao, Jie, Nandasiri, Manjula, Xu, Zhijie, Thevuthasan, Suntharampillai, and Devaraj, Arun. Mon . "Impact of dynamic specimen shape evolution on the atom probe tomography results of doped epitaxial oxide multilayers: Comparison of experiment and simulation". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4929705. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1229972.
@article{osti_1229972,
title = {Impact of dynamic specimen shape evolution on the atom probe tomography results of doped epitaxial oxide multilayers: Comparison of experiment and simulation},
author = {Madaan, Nitesh and Bao, Jie and Nandasiri, Manjula and Xu, Zhijie and Thevuthasan, Suntharampillai and Devaraj, Arun},
abstractNote = {The experimental atom probe tomography results from two different specimen orientations (top-down and side-ways) of a high oxygen ion conducting Samaria-doped-ceria/Scandia-stabilized-zirconia multilayer thin film solid oxide fuel cell electrolyte was correlated with level-set method based field evaporation simulations for the same specimen orientations. This experiment-theory correlation explains the dynamic specimen shape evolution and ion trajectory aberrations that can induce density artifacts in final reconstruction leading to inaccurate estimation of interfacial intermixing. In conclusion, this study highlights the need and importance of correlating experimental results with field evaporation simulations when using atom probe tomography for studying oxide heterostructure interfaces.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4929705},
journal = {Applied Physics Letters},
number = 9,
volume = 107,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {8}
}

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