Crystallization of some rare earth-gold amorphous thin films

L. Shikhmanter, M. Talianker, M. P. Dariel

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Transmission electron microscopy was used to study the crystallization behaviour of some RAu (R = Gd, Tb, Dy and Er) vapour-deposited amorphous thin films. For nearly equiatomic compositions, crystallization of the CsCl-type RAu compound takes place in the temperature range 190-240°C. A further temperature increase leads to the allotropic transformation of this structure into the CrB-type structure. The deviation from equilibrium and some aspects of the kinetics of the crystallization process are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-252
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Less-Common Metals
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1983

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  • General Engineering


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