The structure of an amorphous Ge50Al40Cr10 alloy was studied by conventional X-ray diffraction, anomalous X-ray scattering and transmission electron microscopy including high-resolution imaging. The anomalous X-ray scattering profiles were obtained at Ge and Cr K-absorption edges. Structural information in the form of interference function obtained by the experimental methods was checked for its correctness by using the reverse Monte Carlo simulation method. The structure of the alloy studied is discussed on the basis of transmission electron microscopy images, an ordinary radial distribution function, partial structure functions and partial pair distribution functions.
- Amorphous geAlCr alloy
- Anomalous X-ray scattering
- Partial structure function
- Reverse Monte Carlo simulation
- Transmission electron microscopy