The lattice location of B atoms doped in Ll2-type Ni0.75Al0.15Ti0.10 intermetallic compounds was investigated by the ion channeling method with a 720 keV proton beam. Backscattered protons, α-particles generated by the 11B(p, α)8Be nuclear reaction and proton-induced X-rays were measured under channeling conditions. The channeling angular profiles for the α-particle yields exhibited a dip for the 〈100〉 and 〈111〉 channels, while a central peak for the 〈110〉 channel was observed, indicating octahedral (O) site occupancy of B atoms. There are two types of O-sites in a Ni2Al-type compound: body-centered positions surrounded by six Ni atoms (site I), and edge-centered positions surrounded by four Ni atoms and two Al atoms (site II). For the 〈111〉 channel, the half-width of the channeling dip for the a yields agreed well to that for the Al Kα X-rays rather than that for the Ni Kα X-rays. Hence, it is concluded that most of the B atoms occupy O-sites of type-I (site-I).
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- Nuclear and High Energy Physics