Chemistry and structure of CdO/Ag{222} heterophase interfaces

D. K. Chan*, D. N. Seidman, K. L. Merkle

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The atomic scale structure and chemistry of the terminating polar plane of CdO, at atomically clean CdO/Ag{222} interfaces, produced by internal oxidation of a Ag(Cd) alloy, is studied via high-resolution electron (HREM) and atom-probe microscopies. It is demonstrated that this {222} plane can be either O or Cd with equal probability. The HREM and atom-probe results provide evidence for atomic-height steps at the CdO/Ag{222} interface. The results are explained in terms of precipitate coarsening during the internal oxidation process used to prepare the interfaces.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1118-1121
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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