27 September 2010 to 1 October 2010
CSIR Convention Centre
Africa/Johannesburg timezone

Monte Carlo simulation of Pt-Al binary alloy thin films

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CSIR Convention Centre

CSIR Convention Centre

CSIR, Pretoria
Presentation Track A - Condensed Matter Physics and Material Science


Mr Richard Harris (UFS/Mintek)


Pt-Al thin films (Pt25Al75, Pt55Al45 and Pt63Al37) were prepared and heat treated at various annealing- temperatures and times. Elemental maps and depth profiles were obtained with a PHI 700 nanoprobe. A chemical potential Monte Carlo model was developed and simulations were run. Theoretical depth-profiles and microstructures where obtained. Comparisons between experimental and theoretical results show good correlations.

Primary author

Mr Richard Harris (UFS/Mintek)


Dr E. Van der Lingen (Mintek) Prof. H.C. Swart (UFS) Prof. J.J. Terblans (UFS)

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