The local chemical environments and geometrical arrangement of atoms in metallic and covalent glasses [(Fe, Ni)3B, Zr3Fe, As2Te3] were studied by Mössbauer spectroscopy. It was found that in amorphous transition metal-metalloid and metal-metal alloys the chemical short-range order is similar to that of the (meta)-stable crystalline phases (Fe3B, Ni3B, Zr3Fe). The geometrical arrangement of near neighbours in amorphous As2Te3 is different from those present in the metastable (fcc) and stable (monoclinic) crystalline counterparts.
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- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Ceramics and Composites
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Materials Chemistry