Existence of covalent-like bonding in Pd40Cu20Ge 40 metallic glass observed by anomalous x-ray scattering

T. Yamamoto, S. Hosokawa, J. F. Bérar, N. Boudet, W. C. Pilgrim, K. Hayashi, H. Kato

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To elucidate the local structure of Pd40Cu20Ge40 metallic glass having curious thermodynamic properties of a low melting point and an extremely small ratio of glass transition-and melting temperatures, anomalous x-ray scattering experiments were performed close to the Pd, Cu, and Ge K edges. The results were analyzed using reverse Monte Carlo modeling to obtain partial structure factors and pair correlation functions. Covalent-like bondings between the Pd and Ge atoms are realized in this metallic glass, which may be related to the thermodynamic anomalies.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012005
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventWorkshop on Resonant Elastic X-Ray Scattering in Condensed Matter, REXS 2013 - Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: 2013 Jul 152013 Jul 19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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