Local structure study of metallic glasses by means of advanced electron microscopy techniques

Yoshihiko Hirotsu, Akihiko Hirata

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Local atomic structures of Pd- and Fe-based metallic glasses (Pd 40Ni4OP2O and Fe84Nb 7B9)WeFe investigated by means of transmission electron microscopy (TEM). In these typical metallic glasses, local structures of nanoscale phase separation were observed using high-resolution TEM and nanobeam electron diffraction. A structural modeling of the Pd-based metallic glass with the observed local structures was also performed with the help of computer simulation which explained an energy-filtered electron diffraction data. The obtained results show that the comprehensive TEM study is useful to understand nanoscale structural organizations in metallic glasses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)747-753
Number of pages7
JournalFuntai Oyobi Fummatsu Yakin/Journal of the Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Nov 1
Externally publishedYes



  • Advanced electron microscopy
  • Fe NbB
  • Local atomic structure
  • Metallic glass
  • PdNiP

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry

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