Record number :
1000628
Title of article :
HRTEM and EELS characterization of atomic and electronic structures in Cu/a-Al2O3 interfaces
Author/Authors :
T. Sasaki، نويسنده ,
Issue Information :
روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2005
Pages :
4
From page :
87
To page :
90
Abstract :
Interfacial atomic structures of Cu/Al2O3(0 0 0 1) and Cu/Al2O3(1 1 ¯2 0) prepared by the pulsed-laser deposition technique were characterized by high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM). It was found that (1 1 1) and (0 0 1) planes of Cu were epitaxially oriented to Al2O3(0 0 0 1) and Al2O3(1 1 ¯2 0) planes, respectively. Chemical bonding states at the interfaces were analysed by electron energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS). In oxygen–K edge energy-loss near-edge structure (O–K ELNES) of the Cu/Al2O3(0 0 0 1) and Cu/Al2O3(1 1 ¯2 0) interfaces, a shoulder peak appeared at the lower energy side of the main peak. This indicates that Cu–O interactions were formed across these Cu/Al2O3 interfaces. In fact, the simulated HRTEM images based on the O-terminated interface models agreed well with the experimental ones. It can be concluded that the O-terminated interfaces were formed in the present Cu/Al2O3 interfaces.
Keywords :
High-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) , Electronic structure , electron energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS) , Cu/Al2O3 interfaces , atomic structure
Journal title :
Applied Surface Science
Journal title :
Applied Surface Science
Serial Year :
2005
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