Surface waves in SnTe/Sb superlattices

A. Kueny*, M. Grimsditch, B. Y. Jin, J. B. Ketterson, J. E. Hilliard

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The surface wave velocity in SnTe/Sb superlattices has been determined using Brillouin scattering. The velocity is independent of modulation wavelength over the range studied but is lower than would be expected if the layers of Sb and SnTe possessed their bulk properties. This is consistent with x-ray data which can be interpreted as evidence of a cubic polymorph of Sb which is unstable in bulk form.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1550-1551
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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