Atomic scale studies of segregation at ceramic/metal heterophase interfaces

D. A. Shashkov*, D. N. Seidman

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Atom-probe field-ion microscopy was used to measure quantitatively γAg, the absolute values of the Gibbsian interfacial excess of Ag, at semicoherent MgO/Cu(Ag) {222} heterophase interfaces. Atomically clean metal oxide/metal heterophase interfaces were obtained by internal oxidation of a pure ternary Cu(Mg,Ag) single-phase alloy to produce octahedral-shaped MgO precipitates, 10 to 30 nm in diameter, in a single-phase Cu(Ag) matrix. The measured value of γAg at 500°C is (2±0.6)×1015 atoms cm-2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)268-271
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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