TITLE

Interfacial reaction during the epitaxial growth of yttrium on CaF[sub 2](111)

AUTHOR(S)
Borgschulte, A.; Weber, S.; Schoenes, J.
PUB. DATE
April 2003
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;4/28/2003, Vol. 82 Issue 17, p2898
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
By means of Auger electron spectroscopy and in situ reflection high-energy electron diffraction (RHEED) the interfacial reaction during the epitaxial growth of yttrium on CaF[SUB2](111) has been studied. The RHEED patterns confirm a smooth Volmer-Weber growth mode. Auger electron spectroscopy evidences a strong interdiffusion of the film and substrate, leading to a compressive in-plane strain of the growing film. Using RHEED, we can follow the strain relaxation via misfit glides during growth. The development and crystalline orientation of the glides are characterized.
ACCESSION #
9555477

 

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