On the atomic structure of Zr60Cu20Fe20 metallic glass

I. Kaban, P. Jóvári, M. Stoica, N. Mattern, J. Eckert, W. Hoyer, B. Beuneu

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The structure of Zr60Cu20Fe20 metallic glass has been studied with high-energy x-ray diffraction, neutron diffraction and extended x-ray absorption spectroscopy and modelled with the reverse Monte Carlo simulation technique. It is found that Cu and Fe atoms prefer Zr as a nearest neighbour. The mean interatomic distance between Cu/Fe and Zr atoms in the glass is remarkably shorter than the sum of the respective atomic radii. The coordination numbers for Cu/Fe-Cu/Fe pairs are very close to each other, suggesting a regular distribution of Cu and Fe atoms in the Zr 60Cu20Fe20 metallic glass.

Original languageEnglish
Article number404208
JournalJournal of Physics Condensed Matter
Issue number40
Publication statusPublished - Oct 13 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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    Kaban, I., Jóvári, P., Stoica, M., Mattern, N., Eckert, J., Hoyer, W., & Beuneu, B. (2010). On the atomic structure of Zr60Cu20Fe20 metallic glass. Journal of Physics Condensed Matter, 22(40), [404208]. https://doi.org/10.1088/0953-8984/22/40/404208