TITLE

Self-propagating, high-temperature combustion synthesis of rhombohedral AlPt thin films

AUTHOR(S)
Adams, D. P.; Rodriguez, M. A.; Tigges, C. P.; Kotula, P. G.
PUB. DATE
December 2006
SOURCE
Journal of Materials Research;Dec2006, Vol. 21 Issue 12, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Sputter-deposited, Al/Pt multilayer thin films of various designs exhibited rapid, self-propagating, high-temperature reactions. With reactant layers maintained at ∼21 °C prior to ignition and films adhered to oxide-passivated silicon substrates, the propagation speeds varied from approximately 20 to 90 m/s depending on bilayer dimension and total film thickness. Contrary to current Al-Pt equilibrium phase diagrams, all multilayers reacted in air and in vacuum transformed into rhombohedral AlPt having a space group R-3(148). Rietveld refinement of AlPt powder (generated from thin film samples) yielded trigonal/hexagonal unit cell lattice parameters of a = 15.634(3) Å and c = 5.308(1) Å; the number of formula units = 39. Rhombohedral AlPt was stable to 550 °C with transformation to a cubic FeSi-type structure occurring above this temperature.
ACCESSION #
23688829

 

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