In situ neutron-reflectometry measurements of hydrogen and deuterium absorption in a Pd/Nb/Pd layered film

Alan E. Munter, Brent J. Heuser, M. Ruckman

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Abstract

We present in situ neutron-reflectivity measurements of the hydrogen and deuterium absorption from the gas phase in a Pd/Nb/Pd thin film multilayer. Hydrogen and deuterium were both preferentially absorbed into the Nb layer at room temperature and at a pressure of 10 Torr. Genetic algorithm fits to the specular data indicate concentrations of approximately 0.71 [H]/[Nb] and 0.51 [D]/[Nb], placing the Nb well into the Β phase (or an α′-like phase).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14035-14038
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume55
Issue number21
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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