Thermodynamics of the B-Ca, B-Sr, and B-Ba systems: Applications for the fabrications of CaB6, SrB6, and BaB6 thin films

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Abstract

Using the thermodynamic descriptions previously modeled in the boron-alkaline earth metal systems, B-Ca, B-Sr, and B-Ba, the pressure-temperature phase diagrams of these systems have been obtained in the present work, which provide insights into appropriate processing conditions for depositions of the divalent alkaline-earth metal hexaborides, Ca B6, Sr B6, and Ba B6. The present work indicates that the lower the growth pressures, the wider the growth temperature ranges and, in turn, the more favorite control of the growth of thin films for the ferromagnetic hexaborides.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number091914
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume90
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 9 2007

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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