Synthesis of yttriumtrihydride films for exsitu measurements.

J.N. Huiberts, J.H. Rector, R.J. Wijngaarden, S. Jetten, D.G. de Groot, B. Dam, N.J. Koeman, R.P. Griessen, B. Hjörvarsson, S. Olafson, Y.S. Cho

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A new method has been developed to synthesize compact yttriumtrihydride by making use of a thin film technique. For electrical measurements yttrium films of typically 500 nm thickness are covered under UHV conditions by a 5 nm thick palladium overlayer which consists of electrically disconnected islands. Loading of these films with hydrogen up to the trihydride phase can then be done ex-situ in a reasonably short time (around 20-40 h) by applying gas pressures of about 60 × 10
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)158-171
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Publication statusPublished - 1996


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