Synthesis and ab initio calculations of nanolaminated (Cr,Mn)2AlC compounds
2013 (English)In: Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, ISSN 1098-0121, E-ISSN 1550-235X, Vol. 87, no 9Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We present an ab initio theoretical analysis of the temperature-dependent stability of inherently nanolaminated (Cr1−xMnx)2AlC. The results indicate energetic stability over the composition range x = 0.0 to 0.5 for temperatures ≥600 K. Corresponding thin film compounds were grown by magnetron sputtering from four elemental targets. X-ray diffraction in combination with analytical transmission electron microscopy, including electron energy-loss spectroscopy and energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy analysis, revealed that the films were epitaxial (0001)-oriented single-crystals with x up to 0.16.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
American Physical Society , 2013. Vol. 87, no 9
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-91544DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.87.094113ISI: 000316663700002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-91544DiVA: diva2:618298
Funding Agencies|European Research Council under the European Community|258509227754|Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation||Swedish Research Council|||DFG-SPP 1299|2013-04-262013-04-262016-08-31