Scanning Anomalous Small-Angle Scattering as a Tool to Examine Welded Bulk Glass


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Small-angle scattering measurements utilizing anomalous dispersion effect just below the Zr and Ni K edge have been made for welded Zr-based amorphous materials. The measurements were carried out at a bending magnet beam-line 40B of SPring8. A small and parallel X-ray beam generated at the third generation synchrotron is suitable for nanostructure mapping of heterogeneous materials, whose structure varies with less than a millimeter scale. The remelted and heat-affected zones were examined for electron-beam welded Zr-Ni-Cu-Al alloys. Merits and the characteristics, as well as its present limitations of scanning small-angle scattering with a use of anomalous dispersion effect is discussed as a tool to examine microstructure in the spatially inhomogeneous materials in macroscopic scale as well as microscopic scale.



Materials Science Forum (Volumes 475-479)

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Z.Y. Zhong, H. Saka, T.H. Kim, E.A. Holm, Y.F. Han and X.S. Xie




I. Murase et al., "Scanning Anomalous Small-Angle Scattering as a Tool to Examine Welded Bulk Glass", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 475-479, pp. 3401-3404, 2005

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January 2005




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