Combined tunnelling and SEM channelling analysis of metallic bilayers Al(111) epitaxed on Nb(110)

H. J. Tao, E. D. Gibson, J. D. Verhoeven, E. L. Wolf

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The epitaxy of Al(111) on Nb(110) has been determined and studied by a combination of SEM channelling and electron tunnelling spectroscopy. At the interface, the [110] plane of Al was found to be parallel to the [100] plane of Nb. The superconducting phonon spectra of the Al provide a sensitive indication of interfacial strains extending into the Al film.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-61
Number of pages7
JournalPhilosophical Magazine B: Physics of Condensed Matter; Statistical Mechanics, Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Properties
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1984


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  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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