Elastic constants of Cu/Nb superlattices

J. A. Bell, W. R. Bennett, R. Zanoni, G. I. Stegeman, C. M. Falco, C. T. Seaton

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Brillouin scattering has been performed on Cu/Nb metal superlattices with a multipass tandem interferometer. Behavior similar to that reported by Kueny et al. [Phys. Rev. Lett., 48, 166 (1982)] has been observed for the Rayleigh wave dispersion with bilayer periodicity. Multiple guided acoustic waves have been observed and their dispersion measured in order to obtain the variation in the c44 and c33 elastic constants with bilayer thickness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1339-1342
Number of pages4
JournalSolid State Communications
Issue number11
StatePublished - Dec 1987


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry

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Bell, J. A., Bennett, W. R., Zanoni, R., Stegeman, G. I., Falco, C. M., & Seaton, C. T. (1987). Elastic constants of Cu/Nb superlattices. Solid State Communications, 64(11), 1339-1342. https://doi.org/10.1016/0038-1098(87)90388-7