Structural stability of nano-sized clusters

JTM De Hosson*, G Palasantzas, T Vystavel, S Koch

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Abstract

This contribution presents challenges to control the microstructure in nano-structured materials via a relatively new approach, i.e. using a so-called nanocluster source. An important aspect is that the cluster size distribution is monodisperse and that the kinetic energy of the clusters during deposition can be varied. Interestingly the clusters are grown in extreme nonequilibrium conditions, which allow obtaining metastable structures of metals and alloys. Because one avoids the effects of nucleation and growth on a specific substrate one may tailor the properties of the films by choosing the appropriate preparation conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIALS AND NANOCOMPOSITES
Editors Ovidko, CS Pande, R Krishnamoorti, E Lavernia, G Skandan
Place of PublicationWARRENDALE
PublisherMaterials Research Society
Pages37-48
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)1-55899-729-6
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventSymposium on Mechanical Properties of Nanostructured Materials and Nanocomposites held at the 2003 MRS Fall Meeting - , Morocco
Duration: 1-Dec-20035-Dec-2003

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
PublisherMATERIALS RESEARCH SOCIETY
Volume791
ISSN (Print)0272-9172

Other

OtherSymposium on Mechanical Properties of Nanostructured Materials and Nanocomposites held at the 2003 MRS Fall Meeting
Country/TerritoryMorocco
Period01/12/200305/12/2003

Keywords

  • THIN-FILMS
  • MAGNETIC-PROPERTIES
  • SURFACE-DIFFUSION
  • NIOBIUM CLUSTERS
  • IRON CLUSTERS
  • METAL-FILMS
  • PARTICLES
  • GROWTH
  • BEHAVIOR
  • FE

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