Surface aggregation of impurity in manganese-doped alkali halide crystals

G. A. Bassett, M. J. Yacamán

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The technique of surface decoration using a vacuum-evaporated thin gold layer is shown to be a powerful means of investigating the distribution of impurities on the surface of NaCl crystals containing manganese impurity. The method has been applied to the study of the diffusion of manganese from the bulk to the surface. The topography of the impurity aggregation centres is deduced from the interaction with slip and cleavage steps, which are also revealed by the decoration process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)375-384
Number of pages10
JournalThin Solid Films
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 2 1976
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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