Kinetics of intermetallics transformation in sputtered CuIn alloys studied by electrical resistance measurements

A. Parretta, A. Rubino

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Sheet resistance measurements on sputtered CuIn layers were performed while varying the temperature in a cyclic way between room temperature and 150 °C. A hysteresis effect was observed which can be explained by a CuIn2→ Cu11In9phase transformation taking place in the alloy during the thermal cycles. A model is proposed for the phase transformation which is based on a diffusional mechanism. It is suggested that simple sheet resistance measurements made in the same system in which the metallic layers are deposited could be used to follow the phase formation and transformation in the alloy. © 1995.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)767 - 770
Number of pages4
JournalSolid State Communications
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry

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