Determination of atomic sites of Nb dissolved in metastable Fe23B6 phase

Takahiro Nakamura, Hisato Koshiba, Muneyuki Imafuku, Akihisa Inoue, Eiichiro Matsubara

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    The primary metastable phase in the Fe70Nb10B20 amorphous alloy is the complex fcc Fe23B6 phase with a large lattice parameter. The atomic site of Nb atoms in this metastable phase was determined by the anomalous X-ray scattering (AXS) method. Nb atoms in the metastable phase located at the similar position expected in the local structural unit in the amorphous state. Thus, the precipitation of the metastable phase does not require long-distance diffusion of Nb atoms in the amorphous matrix.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1918-1920
    Number of pages3
    JournalMaterials Transactions
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - 2002 Aug


    • Anomalous X-ray scattering method
    • Crystallization
    • Iron-based bulk amorphous alloy
    • Local atomic structure
    • Thermal stability

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Materials Science(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Mechanical Engineering


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