X-Ray Characterization of CuPt Ordered III–V Ternary Alloys

  • Jianhua Li


A quantitative model, based on x-ray diffraction, is proposed to analyze the CuPt ordered III-V ternary semiconductor alloy films. The model takes into account the size distribution of the two different laminae-shaped variants, the random distribution of the anti-phase domain boundaries, and the atomic displacements due to the bond length difference between the two constitutive binary materials. The model enables us to extract quantitatively the structural information of the ordered films from the x-ray diffraction data.

Key Words

X-ray diffraction order parameter reciprocal area map anti-phase boundary 


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  • Jianhua Li
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  1. 1.Physics DepartmentUniversity of HoustonUSA

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