Nanoscale metastable state exhibiting pseudotenfold diffraction pattern in Fe-based bulk metallic glass

Akihiko Hirata, Yoshihiko Hirotsu, Kenji Amiya, Akihisa Inoue

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We have found nanoscale metastable state with a χ-FeCrMo -like structure exhibiting pseudotenfold diffraction pattern in the course of crystallization in an Fe-based Fe48Cr15Mo 14C15B6Tm2 bulk metallic glass with a high glass stability. All the diffraction spots were found along the first and second halo rings of the glass structure. It was also found that the diffraction pattern with the pseudotenfold symmetry changed into the [113] zone-axis pattern of the χ-FeCrMo structure. On the basis of the results, we discussed local atomic arrangements of this metastable state in relation to the glass stability.

Original languageEnglish
Article number020205
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jan 5


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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