Noncrystalline structure created through ensemble of clusters in metastable cubic Zr2Ni structure by their random rotations and subsequent annealing

A. Takeuchi, K. Yubuta, Y. Yokoyama, A. R. Yavari, A. Inoue

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Abstract

A method to treat a part of atomic arrangements in a crystalline structure as hypothetical clusters was applied to analyze the similarity in local atomic arrangements between a noncrystalline structure and its corresponding crystalline structure. The molecular dynamics (MD) simulation revealed that a metastable cubic Zr2Ni crystalline structure transforms into a noncrystalline structure by permitting random cluster-rotations followed by annealing at a low temperature. The analyses for pair-distribution and interference functions exhibit a feature of noncrystalline structure, and qualitatively reproduce the features of experimental data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)774-778
Number of pages5
JournalIntermetallics
Volume16
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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