Actes de conférences
|New BCT ion phase in (100) FeIr superlattices|
|Andrieu S., Hubsch J., Piecuch M., Hennet L., Fischer H.|
|Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings 313 (1993) 473|
In this paper, the synthesis of a new structure of iron in (100) Felr superlattices grown by Molecular Beam Epitaxy is reported. Two-dimensional growth up to 4 planes at 400K occurs, as shown by RHEED oscillations. Electron diffraction also gives evidence that the Fe lattice is pseudomorphic to the Ir one during the 2D-growth, and relaxes to the bcc lattice for thicker deposits. An X-Ray analysis shows that the Fe structure is a body centered tetragonal one with a c/a ratio close to 1.25. This phase is observed to be non-magnetic at room temperature, as a weak ferromagnetic behavior is observed at low temperatures, except at small Ir thicknesses. This is the evidence of the existence of a low spin phase which seems to undergo a second order phase transition with the atomic volume of iron.