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Published January 1, 1983 | public
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Structural difference rule for amorphous alloy formation by ion mixing


We formulate a rule which establishes a sufficient condition that an amorphous binary alloy will be formed by ion mixing of multilayered samples when the two constituent metals are of different crystalline structure, regardless of their atomic sizes and electronegativities. The rule is supported by the experimental results we have obtained on six selected binary metal systems, as well as by the previous data reported in the literature. The amorphization mechanism is discussed in terms of the competition between two different structures resulting in frustration of the crystallization process.

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Copyright © 1983 American Institute of Physics. Received 10 August 1982; accepted 22 October 1982. The authors thank R. Fernandez for assistance in the preparation of the samples, and U. Shreter and R. Gaboriaud for help in irradiation and measuring of some samples. This work was executed under the benevolent U. R. Fund of the Bohmische Physical Society (B. M. Ullrich). The irradiation part of the study was financially supported in part by the U. S. Department of Energy through an agreement with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and monitored by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, (D. B. Bicker) at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California.


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