The X-Ray Studies on Amorphous Fe78Nb2B20 Alloy
In this paper there are presented results of structure analyses of the Fe78Nb2B20 amorphous alloy after annealing. Basing on the initial analyses the “hypothetical” model structure was chosen as the combination of different kind of the Fe structure deformations: change of unit cell parameters (change of unit cell shape) and change of line broadening (change of crystallite size). The crystallite size (in meaning of the size of the ordered regions) for the amorphous state is in a range of 7 – 37 Å and for the crystalline state is about of 1100 Å. The comparison of the values of the unit cell parameters shows that the value of the basic – hypothetical unit cell in an amorphous state is bigger of 0.2 Å than in a crystalline state. After crystallisation there are detected Fe and Fe3B phases.
Danuta Stróż & Małgorzata Karolus
M. Karolus "The X-Ray Studies on Amorphous Fe78Nb2B20 Alloy", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 163, pp. 239-242, 2010