Interfaces in sequence permutated multilayers

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Sequence permutation of three building block multilayers was recently suggested as a new approach in studying bottom and top interfaces formed of a given layer with either of the other two elements. It was applied to Fe-B-Ag multilayers with 5 nm Ag layers separating the Fe and the B layers. Now we examine the dependence of the chemical mixing and the consequent amorphous phase formation on the nominal thickness of the Ag layers in [2 nm B / 2nm Fe / x nm Ag]4, 0.2≤x≤10, multilayers. The ratio of the non-alloyed Fe layer and the amorphous Fe-B interface compound changes only below x=5 nm. It is attributed to discontinuities of the Ag layer due to its three dimensional island growth over the bcc-Fe layer. The results obtained on the variation of the hyperfine field distribution of the amorhous Fe-B layers also confirm that the top interfaces of Fe with B are more B-rich than the bottom ones.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012089
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2010
EventInternational Conference on the Applications of the Mossbauer Effect, ICAME 2009 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: Jul 19 2009Jul 24 2009

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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