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Nanolaminated (Cr,Mn)2AlC alloys by magnetron sputtering and ab initio calculations
Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Thin Film Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Thin Film Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5036-2833
Materials Chemistry, RWTH-Aachen, D-52074 Aachen, Germany.
Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Thin Film Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2837-3656
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We present an ab initio theoretical analysis of the temperature-dependent stability of hexagonal inherently nanolaminated (Cr1-xMnx)2AlC. The results indicate energetic stability over the composition range x = 0.0 to 0.5 for temperatures 600 to 900 K. Corresponding alloy thin films 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.

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MAX phases, sputtering, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), ab initio calculation
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-77773OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-77773DiVA: diva2:529113
Available from: 2012-05-29 Created: 2012-05-29 Last updated: 2017-11-03Bibliographically approved
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1. Thin Film Synthesis and Characterization of New MAX Phase Alloys
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The objective of this Thesis is synthesis and characterization of new MAX phase alloys (M = early transition metal, A = A-group element, and X = C or N) based on incorporation of M and X elements previously not used in any known MAX phases. This is motivated by a search for optimized and unique materials properties, such as different magnetic states.

Two synthesis routes have been used to attain Ti2AlC1-xOx: deposition of Ti2AlCy under high vacuum conditions with residual gas acting as O source, and solid-state reactions following deposition of understoichiometric TiCy on Al2O3. Detailed local quantification by analytical transmission electron microscopy (TEM) including electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) shows up to 13 at.% O within high quality MAX phase structure. According to previous theoretical work, the range of experimentally obtained O content is enough to observe drastic changes in the materials anisotropic electronic properties. Calculations on effect of substitutional O on shear deformation have also been performed.

In a recent theoretical study by Dahlqvist et al., (Cr,Mn)2AlC has been predicted as a new stable magnetic nanoscale laminate. Inspired by this work, thin films of (Cr,Mn)2AlC, as well as of a neighboring system (Cr,Mn)2GeC, have been synthesized by magnetron sputtering. Incorporation of 8 and 12.5 at.% of Mn, respectively, has been detected by analytical TEM including EELS and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX). The total saturation moment of 0.36μB per Mn atom at 50 K has been measured by vibrating sample magnetometry (VSM) for a (Cr,Mn)2GeC sample, providing the first experimental evidence of a magnetic MAX phase.

The experimental results obtained in this Thesis provide a base for expanding the MAX phase definition and materials characteristics into new areas, towards further fundamental understanding and functionalization.

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Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2012. 37 p.
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Linköping Studies in Science and Technology. Thesis, ISSN 0280-7971 ; 1538
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urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-77775 (URN)LIU-TEK-LIC-2012:23 (Local ID)978-91-7519-868-2 (ISBN)LIU-TEK-LIC-2012:23 (Archive number)LIU-TEK-LIC-2012:23 (OAI)
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2012-06-14, Jordan-Fermi, Fysikhuset, Campus Valla, Linköpings universitet, Linköping, 10:15 (English)
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Available from: 2012-05-29 Created: 2012-05-29 Last updated: 2016-08-31Bibliographically approved

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