Transient interface sharpening in miscible alloys

Zoltán Erdélyi, Marcel Sladecek, Lorenz M. Stadler, Ivo Zizak, Gábor A. Langer, Miklós Kis-Varga, Deszo L. Beke, Bogdan Sepiol

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We observed that diffuse interfaces sharpen rather than broaden in completely miscible ideal binary systems. This is shown in situ during heat treatments at gradually increasing temperatures by scattering of synchrotron radiation in coherent Mo/V multilayers containing initially diffuse interfaces. This effect provides a useful tool for the improvement of interfaces and offers a way to fabricate better x-ray or neutron mirrors, microelectronic devices, or multilayers with giant magnetic resistance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1913-1915
Number of pages3
Issue number5703
Publication statusPublished - Dec 10 2004

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    Erdélyi, Z., Sladecek, M., Stadler, L. M., Zizak, I., Langer, G. A., Kis-Varga, M., Beke, D. L., & Sepiol, B. (2004). Transient interface sharpening in miscible alloys. Science, 306(5703), 1913-1915.