Epitaxial growth of double hexagonal close-packed Nd on the α-Fe (111) surface

Yang Tse Cheng, Yen Lung Chen

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Epitaxial double hexagonal close-packed (dhcp) Nd layers have been grown on the (111) surface of α-Fe at 320°C by electron beam evaporation in an ultrahigh vacuum environment. Conventional θ-2θ diffraction and transmission electron microscopy show that the dhcp Nd films are oriented with the dhcp Nd (0001) plane parallel to the α-Fe(111) plane and with the dhcp Nd [112̄0] direction parallel to the Fe[11̄0] direction in the plane of the substrate. An epitaxial Fe/Nd/Fe trilayer structure with the same orientational relationships has also been made.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1951-1953
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number16
StatePublished - 1992

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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