NMR studies on amorphous, icosahedral, and crystalline phases

T. Shinohara, A. P. Tsai, T. Masumoto

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    We report on 27A1, 65Cu, and 51V spin-echo spectra for the amorphous phase and icosahedral quasicrystal of the Al75Cu15V10 alloy, and 27A1, 65Cu, and 55Mn spin-echo spectra for the icosahedral and crystalline phases of the Al67Cu2oMn13 alloy. The line shape and peak shift reveal different local characteristics among those phases. For the Al75Cu15V10 alloy, peak shifts of all constituent nuclei are more positive in the amorphous phase than in the icosahedral phase, indicating a different s-electron density. For the Al67Cu20Mn13 alloy, an as-quenched icosahedral phase transforms to a crystalline phase by heat treatment. Different peak shifts of 27A1 and 55Mn except 65Cu between those phases have been found. It is suggested that there are Mn atoms carrying magnetic moment and that there is no difference in the electronic structure of Cu atoms between those phases.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)62-67
    Number of pages6
    JournalJournal of Materials Research
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1992 Jan 1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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