Structural, elastic, and transport anomalies in molybdenum/nickel superlattices

Mahbub R. Khan, C. S.L. Chun, G. P. Felcher, M. Grimsditch, A. Kueny, Charles M. Falco, Ivan K. Schuller

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Metallic superlattices of nickel and molybdenum have been synthesized for a wide range of layer thicknesses by alternate sputtering. X-ray examination shows that they are composed of layers of fcc nickel and bcc molybdenum oriented along [111] and [110] directions, respectively. Anomalies have been observed in the lattice spacings, elastic moduli, and electrical resistivity versus modulation wavelength. These anomalies occur simultaneously at the same superlattice wavelength. The anomalies have been interpreted as due to strains in the nickel lattice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7186-7193
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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