Structure and dynamics of liquid Ni36Zr64 studied by neutron scattering

Journal article

Publication Details

Author(s): Holland-Moritz D, Stüber S, Hartmann H, Unruh T, Hansen T, Meyer A
Journal: Physical Review B
Publication year: 2009
Volume: 79
Journal issue: 6
ISSN: 1098-0121


We report on investigations on the atomic dynamics and the static structure factors of binary Ni36Zr64 alloy melts. In order to undercool the melts deeply below the melting temperature and to avoid reactions with crucible materials, the liquids are containerlessly processed by the application of the electromagnetic levitation technique. This technique is combined with quasielastic neutron scattering at the time-of-flight spectrometer TOFTOF of the Munich research reactor (FRM II) and neutron diffraction at the diffractometer D20 of the Institut Laue-Langevin. Partial static structure factors of liquid Ni36Zr64 have been derived via isotopic substitution. The quasielastic neutron-scattering experiments indicate a large activation energy for Ni self-diffusion in liquid Ni36Zr64 of 0.64 eV. This may result from a peculiar short-range order of the Ni-Zr melts that differs from the icosahedral short-range order that was previously found to prevail in most melts of pure metals and of metallic alloys with a small difference of the atomic radii of the components and that is characterized by a high nearest-neighbor coordination number of < Z >approximate to 13.9, as found by elastic neutron scattering.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Unruh, Tobias Prof. Dr.
Professur für Nanomaterialcharakterisierung (Streumethoden)

External institutions with authors

Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)
Institute Laue-Langevin (ILL)
Technische Universität München (TUM)

How to cite

Holland-Moritz, D., Stüber, S., Hartmann, H., Unruh, T., Hansen, T., & Meyer, A. (2009). Structure and dynamics of liquid Ni36Zr64 studied by neutron scattering. Physical Review B, 79(6).

Holland-Moritz, Dirk, et al. "Structure and dynamics of liquid Ni36Zr64 studied by neutron scattering." Physical Review B 79.6 (2009).


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