Study of Thermodynamic Phase Stability of Intermetallic Thin Films of Pt2Ga, Ptga and PtGa2 on Gallium Arsenide Academic Article uri icon


  • ABSTRACTEpitaxial thin films of three different Pt-Ga intermetallic compounds have been grown on GaAs by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE). The resultant films have been annealed at various temperatures and then examined using X-ray two-theta diffraction. Both PtGa2 and PtGa thin films are chemically stable on GaAs under 1 atmosphere of N2 up to 450°C and 600°C, respectively. Thin films of Pt2Ga react with GaAs at temperatures as low as 200°C to form phases with higher Ga concentration.

published proceedings

  • MRS Proceedings

author list (cited authors)

  • Kim, Y. K., Shuh, D. K., Williams, R. S., Sadwick, L. P., & Wang, K. L.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Kim, Young K||Shuh, David K||Williams, R Stanley||Sadwick, Larry P||Wang, Kang L

publication date

  • January 1989