Structure and corrosion properties of Al/Si and Fe/Zr multilayers

Takenori Nakayama, Kenji Yamamoto, Hiroshi Satoh, Toyohiko J. Konno, Bruce M. Clemens, Robert Sinclair

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Al/Si and Fe/Zr multilayer films were synthesized by sputter deposition. Modulation wavelengths (Λ) were varied from 3 to 35 nm for Al/Si multilayers and from 0.8 to 92 nm for Fe/Zr multilayers. Their structure and corrosion properties depend on Λ. In Al/Si multilayers, the corrosion resistance increased significantly with decreasing Λ. In Fe/Zr multilayers, the samples with Λ around 4 nm, in which a crystalline to amorphous transition was exhibited, appeared to be the most corrosion resistant. This behavior is discussed in connection with the multilayer structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-24
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering A
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Jul 15
Externally publishedYes


  • AlSi
  • Corrosion
  • FeZr
  • Modulation wavelength
  • Multilayers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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