High-energy X-ray diffraction study of liquid structure of metallic glass-forming Zr 70Cu 30 alloy

Akitoshi Mizuno, Seiichi Matsumura, Masahito Watanabe, Shinji Kohara, Masaki Takata

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High-energy X-ray diffraction experiments were performed for a metallic glass-forming Zr 70Cu 30 alloy in the liquid state at a high temperature. Conical nozzle levitation was applied as a containerless method of obtaining accurate structure information of a highly reactive melt. The total structure factor obtained for the liquid alloy above its melting point shows a particular shoulder on the second peak, which is probably an indication of local icosahedral short-range ordering typically observed in deeply undercooled liquids. This implies that short-range ordered clusters already exist even in the equilibrium liquid state of Zr-based metallic glass-forming alloys.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2799-2802
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Transactions
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec
Externally publishedYes


  • Conical nozzle levitation
  • High-energy X-ray diffraction
  • Liquid structure
  • Zirconium-based metallic glass

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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