American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Applied Physics Letters
73 (1998), S. 785-787
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Ordering of Cu and In atoms in near-stoichiometric CuInS2 epitaxial films grown on Si (111) by molecular beam epitaxy was studied by transmission electron microscopy. Nonchalcopyrite ordering of the metal atoms in CuInS2 is observed, which is identified as CuAu-type ordering. Sharp spots in electron diffraction patterns reveal the ordered Cu and In atom planes alternating along the  direction over a long range. High-resolution electron microscopy confirms this ordering. The CuAu-ordered structure coexists with the chalcopyrite ordered structure, in agreement with theoretical prediction. © 1998 American Institute of Physics.
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