Short-range order and atomic clusters in liquid Cu-Sn alloys

S. Gruner, I. Kaban, R. Kleinhempel, W. Hoyer, P. Jóvári, R. G. Delaplane

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We report an investigation of the short-range order of liquid Cu-Sn alloys carried out by means of X-ray and neutron diffraction. The diffracted X-ray intensity was evaluated with a model assuming micro-inhomogeneities in the material. Furthermore, the reverse Monte Carlo modelling technique was applied to derive partial correlation functions. The alloys under investigation are found to be micro-heterogeneous with clusters of Cu3Sn stoichiometry distributed among the remaining Sn atoms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3490-3496
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Non-Crystalline Solids
Issue number43-45
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2005


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Gruner, S., Kaban, I., Kleinhempel, R., Hoyer, W., Jóvári, P., & Delaplane, R. G. (2005). Short-range order and atomic clusters in liquid Cu-Sn alloys. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 351(43-45), 3490-3496.