Research Papers in Physics and Astronomy


Date of this Version

April 2000


Published Appl. Phys. Lett. 76 (2000) 2349-2351. Permission to use.


A quantitative analysis of the surface composition of the Heusler alloy NiMnSb has been undertaken using angle-resolved x-ray photoemission spectroscopy and the surface composition characterized. With sufficient annealing cycles, the stoichiometric surface evolves to a surface that is manganese rich. This indicates that the surface enthalpy is different from the bulk for the Heusler alloy NiMnSb. ©2000 American Institute of Physics.

Included in

Physics Commons