Offers a reading of philosopher David Hume regarding his views on practical reason. Arguments of Hume for his conception of practical reason; View of Hume on the influencing motives of the will; Approach of Hume on the standards of practical reasoning.
The chemical and physical structure of a TiAlN/VN multilayer, of average layer thickness 3.4?±?0.4?nm, was characterized using a spherical aberration-corrected STEM, utilizing a nominal 0.1-nm beam, by HAADF and EELS. The interface between layers was shown to be rough, with local thickness variations evident in layer thickness. Chemical mixing between layers was identified, consistent with numerical modelling of the deposition flux and layer growth. The implications of the compositional modulation are discussed.