The initial crystallization of amorphous Fe82B12Si6 has been studied by UV photoelectron spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction. Exploiting the surface sensitivity of the UPS technique in combination with surface layer removal by ion sputtering, it is shown that thermally induced crystallization starts as a surface process.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Ceramics and Composites
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Materials Chemistry