Surface binding energy of nickel measured by laser fluorescence spectroscopy

Katsunori Muraoka, Kiyoyuki Suenaga, Kenji Morita, Yukihiko Yamagata, Hee Je Kim, Chikahisa Honda, Mitsuo Maeda, Masanori Akazaki

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The surface binding energy of nickel was estimated from the measured velocity-distribution function of sputtered nickel atoms by rapid-frequency-scan laser spectroscopy, yielding 1.2±0.5 eV, which was about one third of the sublimation energy of nickel. The results were interpreted as the formation at the surface of a carbide phase which weakened the binding of atoms, compared with that in pure nickel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)561-562
Number of pages2
JournalJapanese journal of applied physics
Issue number3 R
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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