Electron backscattering diffraction and X-ray diffraction studies of interface relationships in Sr3Ru2O7/Sr2RuO4 eutectic crystals
Journal article, 2011
Sr3Ru2O7/Sr2RuO4 eutectic system is investigated by electron backscattering diffraction (EBSD) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The eutectic growth enables the solidification of the two phases in an ordered lamellar pattern extending along the growth direction, namely the b-axis direction. The eutectic material thus provides in the a-c plane two distinct interfaces having different microstructures with respect to the growth direction. Our analysis shows that, across the inplane c-axis direction (characterized by a poor lattice matching), the b-axis orientation is not constant at the individual interfaces, showing an orientation spread of about 5 degrees. However, across the in-plane a-axis direction (characterized by a good lattice matching), the b-axis orientation does not change within a few tenths of degree (about 0.25 degrees). Such information at nanoscale is also verified on a macroscopic level by standard XRD investigation.
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