Structural study on Zr0.39Ni0.61 and (Zr0.39Ni0.61)D0.59 amorphous alloys by neutron and X-ray diffraction

K. Itoh, T. Watanabe, T. Otomo, M. Sugiyama, K. Mori, T. Fukunaga

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Neutron and X-ray diffraction and reverse Monte Carlo (RMC) simulation were performed on Zr0.39Ni0.61 and (Zr0.39Ni0.61)D0.59 amorphous alloys to investigate the rearrangement of metal atoms due to the deuterium absorption. The RMC models showed that the Zr-Zr distances slightly increase but the Zr-Ni and Ni-Ni distances remain virtually unchanged after the deuterium absorption. Additionally, the Voronoi polyhedral analysis of the RMC configurations showed that there is not much difference in the local structure around Zr and Ni between Zr0.39Ni0.61 and (Zr0.39Ni0.61)D0.59 amorphous alloys.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-216
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 26 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Amorphous materials
  • Atomic scale structure
  • Neutron diffraction
  • X-ray diffraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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