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Asymmetric Enhanced Intermixing in Co/Ti Bilayer

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Author(s)

P Sule, L Kotis, L Toth, M. Menyhard, William F. Egelhoff Jr.

Abstract

Low-energy ion-beam intermixing has been studied by Auger depth profiling and by molecular dynamics simulations in Co/Ti and Ti/Co bilayers. The agreement between theory and experiment is satisfactory. Both of them suggest the occurrence of the asymmetry of intermixing at 2 keV ion energy. At lower ion energies the asymmetry vanishes progressively with the decreasing ion energy. Since the Co/Ti system is nearly mass isotropic the ballistic intermixing mechanism can be ruled out and no asymmetry is expected. We argue that atomic size-anisotropy could play some role in the enhancement of interdiffusion in Co/Ti.
Citation
Journal of Applied Physics

Keywords

asymmetric, bilayer, cobalt, intermixing, titanium, tridyn

Citation

Sule, P. , Kotis, L. , Toth, L. , Menyhard, M. and Egelhoff Jr., W. (2021), Asymmetric Enhanced Intermixing in Co/Ti Bilayer, Journal of Applied Physics (Accessed April 17, 2024)
Created October 12, 2021