Determining Interfacial Free Energies from Creep Experiments on Silver-Iron Multilayers

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Experiments were conducted on multilayer thin films to determine the free energies associated with silver/iron interfaces. Creep studies determined the loads for which the multilayers neither shrank nor stretched over time. Microstructural data was used with the zero creep loads in a model for grain boundary diffusion controlled creep in multilayers to determine the interfacial free energy.

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Josell, D., Wang, Z.L. Determining Interfacial Free Energies from Creep Experiments on Silver-Iron Multilayers. MRS Online Proceedings Library 356, 357–362 (1994). https://doi.org/10.1557/PROC-356-357

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