TITLE

Formation of oriented nanocrystals in an amorphous alloy by focused-ion-beam irradiation

AUTHOR(S)
Tarumi, R.; Takashima, K.; Higo, Y.
PUB. DATE
December 2002
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;12/9/2002, Vol. 81 Issue 24, p4610
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Structural changes of a Ni-P amorphous alloy under focused-ion-beam (FIB) irradiation have been examined using transmission electron microscopy. On the irradiated plane, the formation of crystallographically orientated nanosized crystals (NCs), with the particle size of approximately 10 nm, was observed. A series of electron diffraction analyses have revealed that NCs have a face-centered-cubic (fcc) structure and the following orientation relationships between the NCs and the FIB direction were found. These are, irradiated plane//(111)[sub fcc] and FIB direction//〈110〉[sub fcc].
ACCESSION #
8633262

 

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