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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Applied Physics Letters|
|State||Published - 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)