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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Ceramics and Composites
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Materials Chemistry