Anomalous X-ray Scattering Study of the Quasi-crystalline Al65Cu20Fe15Alloy

E. Matsubara, Y. Waseda, A. P. Tsai, A. Inoue, T. Masumoto

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The environmental radial distribution functions (RDFs) around Cu and Fe as well as the ordinary RDF of an as-quenched Al65Cu20Fe15 alloy have been determined by anomalous x-ray scattering (AXS) and conventional x-ray diffraction techniques. The experimental information indicates that a strong directional dependence along the symmetrical axes exists for the Cu atoms but not for the Fe atoms. Almost identical RDFs were also obtained in both the as-quenched and fully-annealed states of the Al65Cu20Fe15 alloy. Thus, the small differences observed between diffraction profiles of the as-quenched and annealed samples of this alloy may be attributed to defects or strains introduced during the rapid quenching process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-54
Number of pages5
JournalZeitschrift fur Naturforschung - Section A Journal of Physical Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1990 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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