The effect of degree of amorphousness on electronic transport behaviors in the Ni-Nb-Zr-H glassy alloys with subnanometer-sized clusters

Mikio Fukuhara, Hajime Yoshida

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Abstract

Material and electronic properties of Ni-Nb-Zr-H glassy alloys were investigated as a function of the rotating wheel speed in the amorphous ribbon-preparation method. Increase in density and amorphous colony size indicates that the degree of amorphousness increases with increase in the rotating speed. Supercooling, which reached by rotating wheel speed of 10,000 rpm (104.7-m/s), of the molten alloy produces a ballistic conductor with electrical conductivity of about 0.1 nΩ cm (× 10 - 9 Ω cm, 0.01% of silver (1.62 μΩ cm)) for (Ni 0.36Nb 0.24Zr 0.40) 94.6 H 5.4 glassy alloy and a room-temperature discrete Coulomb oscillation for (Ni 0.36Nb 0.24Zr 0.40) 91.6H 8.4 glassy alloy. The increase in degree of amorphousness by supercooling induces uniformity of cluster morphology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)959-963
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Non-Crystalline Solids
Volume358
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Mar 1

Keywords

  • Ballistic transport
  • Clusters
  • Coulomb oscillation
  • Degree of amorphousness
  • Glassy alloy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry

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