Publication
Title
Fabrication and characterization of functionally graded Ni-Ti multilayer thin films
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Abstract
A functionally graded multilayer NiTi thin film was deposited on a SiO2/Si substrate by d.c. sputtering using a ramped heated NiTi alloy target. The stand-alone films were crystallized at 500°C in vacuum better than 10-7 Torr. Transmission electron microscopy micrographs taken along the film cross section show two distinct regions, thin and thick, with weak R and B2 phases, respectively. The film compositions along the thickness were measured and quantified using the standard-less EELSMODEL method. The film deposited during the initial thermal ramp (thin regions) displays an average of 54 at.% Ni while the film deposited at a more elevated target temperature (thick regions) shows about 51 at.% Ni.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Functional materials letters
Publication
2009
Volume/pages
2:2(2009), p. 61-66
ISI
000271077000003
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 24.08.2009
Last edited 17.12.2017
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