Short-range atomic order in TbCu2 and DyCu2 metallic glasses

V. Petkov, A. Apostolov

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The total pair correlation functions for RECu2 metallic glasses (RE Tb, Dy) have been determined using X-ray diffraction. A proper model for the ReCu2 glassy structure has been selected by comparing the experimental pair correlation functions with model ones for disordered crystalline structures. It has been established that the local atomic arrangement in RECu2 glasses can be described as a dense packing of trigonal prisms similar to that found in the RECu2 crystalline compounds with AlB2-type structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-262
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Non-Crystalline Solids
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 1 1994


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