A partial structure factor investigation of the bulk metallic glass Zr63Ni25Al12 as studied by using a combination of anomalous x-ray scattering and reverse Monte Carlo modeling

Shinya Hosokawa, Jean-Francois Berar, Natalie Boudet, Shinji Kohara, Wolf-Christian Pilgrim, Maike Joester, Jens Stellhorn, Anita Zeidler, Kenji Maruyama, Toshio Nasu, Wei Zhang, Hidemi Kato

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Abstract

Anomalous X-ray scattering experiments were performed on Zr63Ni25Al12bulk metallic glass. The results were analyzed using reverse Monte Carlo modeling to obtain local- and intermediate-range atomic configurations of this good metallic glass former. Although the Al-related partial information is not reliable due to the small values of their weighting factors in X-ray scattering, good partial information could be obtained from a reverse Monte Carlo analysis. The obtained structural information is given by parameters such as bond angle distributions, bond orientation order parameters, the Warren–Cowley order parameters, and Voronoi polyhedra. Results are compared to the previous results from Fukunaga et al. using X-ray and neutron total scattering.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1108-1112
JournalInternational Journal of Materials Research
Volume103
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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