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|Title:||Hexagonal close-packed Ni nanostructures grown on the (001) surface of MgO|
|Citation:||Tian, W., Sun, H.P., Pan, X.Q., Yu, J.H., Yeadon, M., Boothroyd, C.B., Feng, Y.P., Lukaszew, R.A., Clarke, R. (2005-03-28). Hexagonal close-packed Ni nanostructures grown on the (001) surface of MgO. Applied Physics Letters 86 (13) : 1-3. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1890472|
|Abstract:||We report the in situ microscopy observation of an unnatural phase of Ni, a highly strained hexagonal close-packed (hcp) form which we believe is stabilized by heteroepitaxial growth on the (001) face of MgO. We find that the nanosized hep nickel islands transform into the normal face-centered cubic structure when the size of the islands exceeds a critical value (about 2.5 nm thick with a lateral size of ∼5 nm). The structural transition proceeds via a martensitic change in the stacking sequence of the close-packed planes. The formation of hep Ni nanostructures with an unusually large crystallographic c/a ratio (∼6% larger than ideal hep) is very interesting for spintronic and recording applications where large uniaxial anisotropies are desirable. © 2005 American Institute of Physics.|
|Source Title:||Applied Physics Letters|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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