The structural characteristics of  twist boundaries in gold are investigated using a combination of x-ray diffraction and computer modeling techniques. Comparison of the measured scattering effects with those generated from EAM computer models reveals that the  boundary displacement field is weak, rotational in form and centered on s'Os' lattice sites. Furthermore, the measured intensities of the strong s'Os' lattice reflections decrease smoothly with increasing boundary angle up to 30°, as calculated from the model. The effect of double positioning on the diffraction pattern and the structural analysis is discussed.
D. Wang and P. D. Bristowe, Phys.Stat.Sol.(b) 161 (1990).
S. M. Foiles, M. I. Baskes and M. S. Daw, Phys.Rev. B 33, 7983 (1986).
I. Majid, P. D. Bristowe and R. W. Balluffi, Phys.Rev. B 40, 2779 (1989).
A. Brokman and R. W. Balluffi, Acta Metall. 31, 1639 (1983).
T. Schober and R. W. Balluffi, Phil.Mag. 20, 511 (1969).
D. W. Pashley, Phil Mag. 4, 316 (1959).
R. F. Scott and P. J. Goodhew, Phil.Mag. A 44, 373 (1981)
M. R. Fitzsimmons and S. L. Sass, Acta Metall. 37, 1009 (1989).
R. W. Balluffi, I. Majid and P. D. Bristowe, MRS Proc. 138, 457 (1989).
Discussions with Prof. R. W. Balluffi are gratefully acknowledged. The work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy under Grant Number DE-FG02-87ER-45310. Computer time was provided by the Florida State University Supercomputer Computations Research Institute. Use of the x-ray facilities at NSLS-BNL and at CMSE-MIT are gratefully acknowledged.
About this article
Cite this article
Majid, I., Wang, D. & Bristowe, P.D. Diffraction Effects from  Twist Boundaries in Gold. MRS Online Proceedings Library 209, 47–52 (1990). https://doi.org/10.1557/PROC-209-47