Formation of Ni(100)-Al surface alloy
Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62) › 21_Publication in refereed journal › peer-review
|Journal / Publication||Surface Science|
|Publication status||Published - 20 Jun 1996|
|Link to Scopus||https://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2.0-0030165494&origin=recordpage|
Early studies of the growth of Ni3Al(100) on a Ni(100) surface reported that an alloy extending to some depth was formed. In a series of studies undertaken using Low and Medium Energy Ion Scattering it has been found that there is evidence for the formation of a surface alloy extending to a depth of 2 to 3 atomic layers. A stable c-(2 × 2) structure was observed which, from MEIS measurements it was determined that 0.5 ML Al was incorporated into the first three atomic layers. From LEIS it was possible to confirm that the Al did not form an overlayer and that the surface atomic layer comprised 50% Al. There was less than 5% Al observed on the second layer which is consistent with Ni3Al(100) termination.
- Atom-solid scattering and diffraction - inelastic, Epitaxy, Ion-solid interactions, scattering, channeling, Low energy ion scattering (LEIS), Low index single crystal surfaces, Medium energy ion scattering (MEIS), Metal-metal nonmagnetic thin film structures, Surface structure, morphology, roughness, and topography