Visualization of deuterium dead layer by atom probe tomography

Ryota Gemma, Tala'at Al-Kassab, Reiner Kirchheim, Astrid A. Pundt

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The first direct observation, by atom probe tomography, of a deuterium dead layer is reported for Fe/V multilayered film loaded with D solute atoms. The thickness of the dead layers was measured to be 0.4-0.5 nm. The dead layers could be distinguished from chemically intermixed layers. The results suggest that the dead layer effect occurs even near the interface of the mixing layers, supporting an interpretation that the dead layer effect cannot be explained solely by electronic charge transfer but also involves a modulation of rigidity. © 2012 Acta Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)903-906
Number of pages4
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number11
StatePublished - Dec 2012

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Acknowledgements: Financial support for this work is gratefully acknowledged from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft via SFB 602 and PU131-9/1, and the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD).

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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