Electronic structures and heterogeneity of Zr-Cu-Ag metallic glasses

Shinya Hosokawa, Hitoshi Sato, Masashi Nakatake, Hidemi Kato

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Photoemission and inverse-photoemission spectroscopy (PES and IPES) measurements were carried out on Zr50Cu50, Zr45Cu45Ag10, and Zr40Cu40Ag20 metallic glasses to investigate the valence- and conduction-band electronic structures, respectively. From the incident photon energy, hν dependence of the PES spectra, partial DOSs of s and d electrons for the constituent elements were estimated, and it was found that the DOS near EF is mainly composed of Zr 4d electrons and the Cu 3d electrons are localized in the valence band. Core-level PES measurements were also performed at the Zr 3d, Cu 3p, and Ag 3d levels. The Zr 3d core spectra indicate three chemical states in all of these glasses, suggesting a chemical heterogeneity. Energy shifts are observed in the Zr 3d core levels, indicating the charge transfer in the Zr-Cu-Ag metallic glass system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)281-287
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Non-Crystalline Solids
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Oct 15


  • Chemical states
  • Glass forming ability
  • Metallic gasses
  • Partial electronic density of states

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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