Preferential sputtering in dilute CuNi alloys

I. Kamiya, T. M. Buck, T. Sakurai, C. H. Patterson

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    Preferential sputtering of Cu-Ni alloys has been investigated using the Ion Scattering Spectroscopy (ISS). We have observed the preferential sputtering of Ni in low Ni alloys and of Cu in low Cu alloys when sputtering them with 0.8 and 3.0 keV Ne+ beams. Current models which consider mass and surface binding energy predict the behavior for Cu but not for Ni.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)479-481
    Number of pages3
    JournalNuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, B
    Issue number1-4
    Publication statusPublished - 1988 Jun 2

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
    • Instrumentation


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