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Lattice-Dynamical Study Of The Premartensitic State Of The Cu-Al-Be Alloys, Lluís Mañosa, Jerel L. Zarestky, Thomas A. Lograsso, Dwight W. Delaney, C. Stassis Dec 1993

Lattice-Dynamical Study Of The Premartensitic State Of The Cu-Al-Be Alloys, Lluís Mañosa, Jerel L. Zarestky, Thomas A. Lograsso, Dwight W. Delaney, C. Stassis

Ames Laboratory Publications

Neutron-scattering techniques have been used to study the premartensitic state of a family of Cu-Al-Be alloys, which transform from the bcc phase to an 18R martensitic structure. We find that the phonon modes of the TA2[110] branch have very low energies with anomalous temperature dependence. A slight anomaly at q=2/3 was observed; this anomaly, however, does not change significantly with temperature. No elastic peaks, related to the martensite structure, were found in the premartensitic state of these alloys. The results are compared with measurements, performed under the same instrumental conditions, on two Cu-Al-Ni and a Cu-Zn-Al ...


Correlation Functions For Ionic Motion From Nmr Relaxation And Electrical Conductivity In The Glassy Fast-Ion Conductor (Li2s)0.56(Sis2)0.44, Ivar Svare, Ferdinando Borsa, D. R. Torgeson, Steve W. Martin Oct 1993

Correlation Functions For Ionic Motion From Nmr Relaxation And Electrical Conductivity In The Glassy Fast-Ion Conductor (Li2s)0.56(Sis2)0.44, Ivar Svare, Ferdinando Borsa, D. R. Torgeson, Steve W. Martin

Materials Science and Engineering Publications

The Li7 NMR spin-lattice relaxation and the electrical conductivity in the typical glassy fast-ion conductor (Li2S)0.56(SiS2)0.44 are discussed from models of Li+ionic motion with distributions of activation energies, as well as from stretched-exponential time-correlation functions. The measured correlation times from the two effects differ by two orders of magnitude, and the derived distributions are shifted greatly relative to each other. We relate the great differences to percolation around the high barriers in the distribution. We present a phenomenological theory that yields good quantitative fits to the observed NMR relaxation with a Gaussian distribution, and ...


Photoemission Study Of Ce-Catalyzed Oxidation Of W(110) And W(111), C. Gu, C. G. Olson, David W. Lynch Oct 1993

Photoemission Study Of Ce-Catalyzed Oxidation Of W(110) And W(111), C. Gu, C. G. Olson, David W. Lynch

Physics and Astronomy Publications

Different catalytic oxidation effects of Ce on W(110) and W(111) were observed with photo- emission spectroscopy. On Ce-covered W(110), the top W layer is quickly oxidized to a surface monoxide at room temperature. Oxidation is almost halted after the completion of one monolayer of WO. On Ce/W(111), instead of WO, WO3 grows on the surface under the same conditions. The monolayer suboxide formation found on Ce/W(110) and Ce/Ta(110) (as reported earlier) is a direct consequence of the most densely packed structure of the bcc (110) surfaces. The more effective oxidation promotion ...


Dynamical X-Ray Diffraction From An Icosahedral Quasicrystal, S. W. Kycia, Alan I. Goldman, Thomas A. Lograsso, Dwight W. Delaney, D. Black, M. Sutton, E. Dufresne, R. Brüning, B. Rodricks Aug 1993

Dynamical X-Ray Diffraction From An Icosahedral Quasicrystal, S. W. Kycia, Alan I. Goldman, Thomas A. Lograsso, Dwight W. Delaney, D. Black, M. Sutton, E. Dufresne, R. Brüning, B. Rodricks

Ames Laboratory Publications

We present direct evidence of dynamical diffraction of x rays from a quasicrystal. High-resolution x-ray-diffraction measurements of the Al-Pd-Mn face-centered icosahedral quasicrystal were performed, revealing a mosaic full width at half maximum of less than 0.001°. In a second experiment, the anomalous transmission of x rays (the Borrmann effect) was observed. These measurements show that nearly perfect quasicrystals may be grown to centimeter-size dimensions allowing x-ray techniques based upon dynamical diffraction to be brought to bear on the analysis of icosahedral structures.


Island-Size Scaling In Surface Deposition Processes, M. C. Bartelt, Michael C. Tringides, James W. Evans Jan 1993

Island-Size Scaling In Surface Deposition Processes, M. C. Bartelt, Michael C. Tringides, James W. Evans

Physics and Astronomy Publications

Diffusion-mediated nucleation and growth of islands during deposition occurs essentially irreversibly in a variety of systems. We provide a scaling theory for the full island-size distribution, both with the ratio of surface diffusion to deposition rates and with time. Scaling functions and exponents are determined by simulation and explained analytically by an unconventional rate-equation analysis. Experimental tests for theoretical predictions are discussed, including the scaling of superlattice beam profiles for diffraction studies of heteroepitaxial systems.