Incident photon-energy dependence of the electronic density of states in Pd42.5Ni7.5Cu30P20 metallic glass

Shinya Hosokawa, Naohisa Happo, Hitoshi Sato, Masaki Taniguchi, Tetsu Ichitsubo, Masaki Sakurai, Eiichiro Matsubara, Nobuyuki Nishiyama

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Incident photon-energy dependence of photoemission spectra of Pd 42.5Ni7.5Cu30P20 metallic glass was measured using a synchrotron radiation facility. Compared to the elemental Pd, Ni, or Cu metal, the electronic density of states of this extremely good glass-former is highly suppressed at the Fermi energy, which indicates the existence of covalent bonds in this metallic mixture. From the incident photon-energy dependence of the spectra, partial density of states of the Pd, Ni, and Cu elements can be estimated, which suggests the selective formation of Pd-P bonds using the Pd 4d states.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2803-2806
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Transactions
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec


  • Covalent bond
  • D electron
  • Glass forming ability
  • Metallic glass
  • Photoemission spectroscopy
  • Synchrotron radiation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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