Title

Synthesis of epitaxial (formula presented) films on cu(001)

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1999

Abstract

Fe films, oxidized on a Cu(001) substrate, have been found to form large, uniformly thick patches of oxide that dominate the mesoscopic surface structure producing large, atomically flat terraces. The oxide is found to grow in highly oriented chains, many microns in length, with well-defined preferred orientations relative to the substrate crystalline axes. Under the oxidation conditions used here, (Formula presented) is the dominant oxide formed in thick films, a material with potential as a spin-polarized contact for magnetic tunneling devices. © 1999 The American Physical Society.

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics

First Page

R16342

Last Page

R16345

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