Structural study in amorphous Zr-noble metal (Pd, Pt and Au) alloys

Takahiro Nakamura, Eiichiro Matsubara, Masaki Sakurai, Masayuki Kasai, Akihisa Inoue, Yoshio Waseda

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The atomic structures around Zr and the noble metals M (M = Pd, Pt and Au) were studied by the anomalous X-ray scattering method in amorphous and quasicrystal Zr-based alloys. The prepeak in an energy differential intensity profile at the absorption edge of the M atoms in the amorphous state indicates the presence of a strong chemical short-range order around the M atoms. Coordination numbers and atomic distances were determined in all the samples. The atomic distances of the Zr-M pairs, which are shorter than those calculated from their Gold Schmidt radii, also suggest the existence of strong chemical bonds between them.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)517-521
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Non-Crystalline Solids
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Oct
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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