Subnanophase coatings as new type low-dimensional nanomaterials: ultra-high-vacuum synthesis, properties and application

Nikolay Inokent’evich Pliusnin


A classification of low-dimensional nanomaterials is given, and a new type of these nanomaterials – subnanophase coatings is proposed. Experimental results on the formation of a wetting layer of a transition metal on a silicon substrate by physical deposition in vacuum and results of this layer identification by the EELS method are given. Based on these results, a new approach to the formation of subnanophase coatings has been proposed by creation of a interface stresses which structuring WL. The possible properties and application prospects of subnanophase coatings are considered.


low-dimensional nanomaterials; subnanophase coatings; wetting layer; ultrahigh-vacuum; formation; properties; application

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