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Spatially Resolved Distribution Function And The Medium-Range Order In Metallic Liquid And Glass, X. W. Fang, Cai-Zhuang Wang, S. G. Hao, Matthew J. Kramer, Yongxin Yao, Mikhail I. Mendelev, Z. J. Ding, Ralph E. Napolitano, Kai-Ming Ho Dec 2011

Spatially Resolved Distribution Function And The Medium-Range Order In Metallic Liquid And Glass, X. W. Fang, Cai-Zhuang Wang, S. G. Hao, Matthew J. Kramer, Yongxin Yao, Mikhail I. Mendelev, Z. J. Ding, Ralph E. Napolitano, Kai-Ming Ho

Materials Science and Engineering Publications

The structural description of disordered systems has been a longstanding challenge in physical science. We propose an atomic cluster alignment method to reveal the development of three-dimensional topological ordering in a metallic liquid as it undercools to form a glass. By analyzing molecular dynamic (MD) simulation trajectories of a Cu64.5Zr35.5 alloy, we show that medium-range order (MRO) develops in the liquid as it approaches the glass transition. Specifically, around Cu sites, we observe “Bergman triacontahedron” packing (icosahedron, dodecahedron and icosahedron) that extends out to the fourth shell, forming an interpenetrating backbone network in the glass. The discovery of ...


Magnetostriction, Elasticity, And D03 Phase Stability In Fe–Ga And Fe–Ga–Ge Alloys, G. Petculescu, K. L. Ledet, Mianliang Huang, Thomas A. Lograsso, Y. N. Zhang, R. Q. Wu, M. Wun-Fogle, J. B. Restorff, A. E. Clark, K. B. Hathaway Mar 2011

Magnetostriction, Elasticity, And D03 Phase Stability In Fe–Ga And Fe–Ga–Ge Alloys, G. Petculescu, K. L. Ledet, Mianliang Huang, Thomas A. Lograsso, Y. N. Zhang, R. Q. Wu, M. Wun-Fogle, J. B. Restorff, A. E. Clark, K. B. Hathaway

Ames Laboratory Conference Papers, Posters, and Presentations

The contrast between the saturation tetragonal magnetostriction, λγ,2 = (3/2)λ100, of Fe1−xGax and Fe1−yGey, at compositions where both alloys exhibit D03 cubic symmetry (second peak region), was investigated. This region corresponds to x = 28 at. % Ga and y = 18 at. % Ge or, in terms of e/a = 2 x + 3 y + 1, to an e/a value of ∼1.55 for each of the alloys. Single crystal, slow-cooled, ternary Fe1−xy GaxGey alloys with e/a ∼1.55 and gradually increasing y ...


Flux Requirements For The Growth Of Rfeaso (R = Rare Earth) Superconductors, J.-Q. Yan, Brandt A. Jensen, Kevin W. Dennis, R. William Mccallum, Thomas A. Lograsso Feb 2011

Flux Requirements For The Growth Of Rfeaso (R = Rare Earth) Superconductors, J.-Q. Yan, Brandt A. Jensen, Kevin W. Dennis, R. William Mccallum, Thomas A. Lograsso

Ames Laboratory Publications

Millimeter-sized LaFeAsO single crystals have been successfully grown out of NaAs flux starting with (LaAs+1/2Fe2O3):20NaAs. The factors which allow the growth of these crystals out of NaAs but not out of many other fluxes, such as FeAs, have been investigated. X-ray powder diffraction found that NaAs synthesized for the growth ofRFeAsO superconductors has monoclinic LiAs structure. Thermal analysis confirmed that NaAs melts congruently at about 600 °C. The ability to extract RFeAsO crystals from this NaAs flux suggests that NaAs has a significant oxygen solubility, possibly due to the formation of ...