Nanoscale diffusion in Pt/56Fe/57Fe thin-film system

A. Tynkova, G. L. Katona, G. Erdélyi, L. Daróczi, A. I. Oleshkevych, I. A. Vladymyrskyi, S. I. Sidorenko, S. M. Voloshko, D. Beke

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Low-temperature diffusion of Fe in Pt/56Fe/57Fe thin films (grown on MgO (100) substrate) was investigated between 703 K and 813 K using secondary neutral mass spectrometry. The activation energy of the effective interdiffusion coefficients, evaluated by the "centre-gradient" method, is 1.53 ± 0.25 eV reflecting a strong contribution from grain boundaries. This is also supported by the observed deep penetrations of Pt into the 56Fe layer, from which the grain boundary diffusion coefficients for Pt in Fe were also estimated and 1.45 ± 0.25 eV activation energy was obtained. A simple model, including the effect of grain boundaries to the overall intermixing at the original sharp interfaces in nanocrystalline films, is developed. This predicts that at short annealing times the grain boundary diffusion dominates, and bulk diffusion coefficients can be determined only in long time limit. At intermediate annealing times, when the grain boundaries are saturated but the bulk diffusion is still negligible, there are no changes in the composition profiles. This yields good qualitative agreement with the experimental data and offers explanation for the time and temperature dependence of the interdiffusion coefficients obtained in similar systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-181
Number of pages9
JournalThin Solid Films
Volume589
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 31 2015

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Grain boundaries
grain boundaries
Thin films
thin films
diffusion coefficient
Activation energy
Annealing
activation energy
annealing
Gradient methods
coefficients
time dependence
Mass spectrometry
mass spectroscopy
penetration
gradients
Temperature
temperature dependence
Substrates
profiles

Keywords

  • Grain-boundary diffusion
  • Interdiffusion
  • Nanostructure
  • Self-diffusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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Tynkova, A., Katona, G. L., Erdélyi, G., Daróczi, L., Oleshkevych, A. I., Vladymyrskyi, I. A., ... Beke, D. (2015). Nanoscale diffusion in Pt/56Fe/57Fe thin-film system. Thin Solid Films, 589, 173-181. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tsf.2015.04.069

Nanoscale diffusion in Pt/56Fe/57Fe thin-film system. / Tynkova, A.; Katona, G. L.; Erdélyi, G.; Daróczi, L.; Oleshkevych, A. I.; Vladymyrskyi, I. A.; Sidorenko, S. I.; Voloshko, S. M.; Beke, D.

In: Thin Solid Films, Vol. 589, 31.08.2015, p. 173-181.

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Tynkova, A, Katona, GL, Erdélyi, G, Daróczi, L, Oleshkevych, AI, Vladymyrskyi, IA, Sidorenko, SI, Voloshko, SM & Beke, D 2015, 'Nanoscale diffusion in Pt/56Fe/57Fe thin-film system', Thin Solid Films, vol. 589, pp. 173-181. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tsf.2015.04.069
Tynkova A, Katona GL, Erdélyi G, Daróczi L, Oleshkevych AI, Vladymyrskyi IA et al. Nanoscale diffusion in Pt/56Fe/57Fe thin-film system. Thin Solid Films. 2015 Aug 31;589:173-181. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tsf.2015.04.069
Tynkova, A. ; Katona, G. L. ; Erdélyi, G. ; Daróczi, L. ; Oleshkevych, A. I. ; Vladymyrskyi, I. A. ; Sidorenko, S. I. ; Voloshko, S. M. ; Beke, D. / Nanoscale diffusion in Pt/56Fe/57Fe thin-film system. In: Thin Solid Films. 2015 ; Vol. 589. pp. 173-181.
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