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Atomic pair distribution function analysis of materials containing crystalline and amorphous phases

Proffen, Thomas and Page, Katharine L. and McLain, Sylvia E. and Clausen, Bjørn and Darling, Timothy W. and TenCate, James A. and Lee, Seung-Yub and Ustundag, Ersan (2005) Atomic pair distribution function analysis of materials containing crystalline and amorphous phases. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie - Crystalline Materials, 220 (12). pp. 1002-1008. ISSN 2194-4946. doi:10.1524/zkri.2005.220.12.1002.

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The atomic pair distribution function (PDF) approach has been used to study the local structure of liquids, glasses and disordered crystalline materials. In this paper, we demonstrate the use of the PDF method to investigate systems containing a crystalline and an amorphous structural phase. We present two examples: Bulk metallic glass with crystalline reinforcements and Fontainebleau sandstone, where an unexpected glassy phase was discovered. In this paper we also discuss the refinement methods used in detail.

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Additional Information:© 2005 Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag, München, Germany. Received November 23, 2004; accepted April 6, 2005. We would like to thank Bernard Zinszner at the Institut Français du Pétrole for the Fontainebleau sandstone samples as well as Boonrat Lohwongwatana for his help in making the BMG samples. The BMG work was supported by the Center for Structural Amorphous Metals funded through Army Research Office grant no. DAAD19-01-0525. This work has also benefited from the use of the Lujan Center at Los Alamos Neutron Science Center, funded by DOE Office of Basic Energy Sciences and Los Alamos National Laboratory funded by Department of Energy under contract W-7405-ENG-36. The upgrade of NPDF has been funded by NSF through grant DMR 00-76488. TP, TD and JT acknowledge their support through the Los Alamos National Laboratory LDRD program.
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Army Research Office (ARO)DAAD19-01-0525
Department of Energy (DOE)W-7405-ENG-36
NSFDMR 00-76488
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Subject Keywords:Pair Distribution Function; Disorder; Neutron scattering; Powder diffraction; Bulk metallic glass; Quartz
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
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