Direct visualization of Ni-Nb bulk metallic glasses surface: From initial nucleation to full crystallization

A. I. Oreshkin, V. N. Mantsevich, S. V. Savinov, S. I. Oreshkin, V. I. Panov, N. S. Maslova, D. V. Louzguine-Luzgin

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Abstract

This article is devoted to in situ investigation of the Ni-based bulk metallic glass structural evolution and crystallization behavior by scanning tunneling microscopy/spectroscopy. The possibility of different surface nanostructures formation is shown by annealing of an original bulk glassy alloy in ultra high vacuum. Atomic locations in these surface nanostructures are completely different from those formed according to Ni-Nb binary phase diagram in the bulk area of the sample. The validity of the results is also verified by transmission electron microscopy and nano-beam diffraction measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Article number181601
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume101
Issue number18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Oct 29

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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