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Title
TEM study of laser induced phase transition in iron thin films
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Abstract
Laser induced phase transition from b.c.c.(alpha) to f.c.c.(gamma) iron thin films is studied by high resolution TEM. The iron film has been covered on both sides with carbon layers to protect it against oxidation. Single pulse, tau FWHM = 20ns KrF (lambda = 248nm) excimer laser irradiation was performed in air with the film on the substrate. The laser pulse acts like a heat pulse followed by a rapid quenching revealing sequential aspects of the phase transition process. The presence of a fine mixture of the alpha + gamma phases between the alpha and gamma regions of the film has been interpreted as an incomplet transformation. The results are explained by assuming that the transformation took place via a phonon drag mechanism.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Materials research bulletin. - New York, N.Y.
Publication
New York, N.Y. : 1994
ISSN
0025-5408
Volume/pages
29:1(1994), p. 63-71
ISI
A1994ML03000008
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UAntwerpen
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