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Metastable phase formation and stimulated transitions in metallic nanometer films

 
: Meyer, Dirk Carl; Levin, Alexander; Braun, Stefan; Gorbunov, Andre; Mertig, Michael; Pompe, Wolfgang; Paufler, Peter

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Komarneni, S. ; Materials Research Society -MRS-:
Continuous nanophase and nanostructured materials : Symposium held December 1 - 5, 2003, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.; at the 2003 MRS fall meeting
Warrendale, Pa.: MRS, 2003 (Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings 788)
ISBN: 1-55899-726-1
pp.547-552
Materials Research Society (Fall Meeting) <2003, Boston/Mass.>
Symposium L "Continuous Nanophase and Nanostructured Materials" <2003, Boston/Mass.>
English
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer IWS ()

Abstract
Due to the non-equilibrium nature of deposition techniques, thin films can exhibit an energetic state far from thermodynamic equilibrium. Energy supply can stimulate a transition into other metastable states. Examples of metastable phase formation presented in this work are thermally stimulated solid state reactions in metallic nanometer Al/Co/Ni multilayers and phase formation and transition in metallic alloy films of the elemental materials system Fe-Cr. An interesting application illustrates the technical potential of metastable nanometer films.

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