Deuterium-induced volume expansion in Fe0.5V0.5/V superlattices
2010 (English)In: Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, ISSN 1098-0121, E-ISSN 1550-235X, Vol. 82, no 24, 245424- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Neutron reflectometry was used to investigate the deuterium uptake in a thin metal superlattice that displays an anisotropic elastic response [Fe0.5V0.5/V (6/21 monolayers)]. We see evidence of the presence of a coexistence region which has never before been seen in vanadium-based superlattices. The loading process is completely reversible from which we conclude that the phases must be coherent, in stark contrast to bulk VDx, where the two-phase region displays hysteresis. The deuterium-induced volume expansion exhibits changes in slope that correlate with the plateau region and the expansion is comparable and even larger than in the bulk. The spectacular cooperation between the elastic fields seems to be found only in one-dimensionally confined structures with biaxial compressive strain states.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 82, no 24, 245424- p.
Condensed Matter Physics
Research subject Physics with spec. in Atomic, Molecular and Condensed Matter Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-140283DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.82.245424ISI: 000286897000006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-140283DiVA: diva2:383368
FunderSwedish Research CouncilKnut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation