Local atomic structures in amorphous and quasicrystalline Zr70Ni10Pt20 and Zr80Pt20 alloys by the anomalous X-ray scattering method

Eiichiro Matsubara, Takahiro Nakamura, Masaki Sakurai, Muneyuki Imafuku, Shigeo Sato, Jyunji Saida, Akihisa Inoue

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Local atomic structures around Zr and Pt in a quasicrystalline Zr80Pt20 alloy, and amorphous and quasicrystalline Zr70Ni10Pt20 alloys have been determined by the anomalous x-ray scattering (AXS) method. A distinct prepeak observed in an intensity profile of the amorphous Zr70Ni10Pt20 alloy indicates existence of strong chemical short-range order (CSRO) clusters in the amorphous phase. Total coordination numbers around Zr and Pt in a nearest neighbor region in both alloys have been evaluated. The values around Pt are almost equal to 12 in the amorphous and quasicrystalline states suggest formation of icosahedral clusters around Pt. Some of crystalline structures formed from the quasicrystalline phases by annealing consist of icosahedral clusters of Zr and Ni atoms, or polyhedral clusters of Zr and Pt atoms similar with icosahedral clusters. The present result appears to support that the phase transformation from the amorphous to the crystal through the quasicrystal is explained by the icosahedral CSRO clusters in the amorphous and quasicrystalline states.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L1.1.1-L1.1.12
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
EventSupercooled Liquid, Bulk Glassy and Nanocrystalline states of Alloys - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 2000 Nov 272000 Nov 30

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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