Chemical short-range order and phase separation in PrGaFe glasses

J. G. Zhao, S. G. Cornelison, D. J. Sellmyer, G. Hadjipanayis

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We present X-ray diffraction and selected-area-electron diffraction and fluorescence measurements of (Pr80Ga20)100-xFex amorphous alloys for 0 ≤ x ≤ 30. Partial pair-distributions were determined and compared with calculations based on a random-occupation model. The results show that the atomic distribution is not random. The selected-area electron diffraction and fluorescence results for x {greater-than or approximate} 20 show the presence of a separationinto Fe-rich and Fe-poor glassy phases. This phase separation plays an important role in the magnetic properties of these alloys.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)203-207
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Non-Crystalline Solids
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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