The structure of amorphous alloys is an important field in materials research. The lack of an extensive regular structure in these amorphous materials, however, often limits the amount of unambiguous structural information which can be gained from conventional structural techniques such as x-ray, neutron, or electron diffractions. This problem is particularly severe for those systems which have small percentages of impurity atoms. Yet many amorphous alloy systems of interest are those with dilute impurities. In this chapter, we shall see that one can gain important structural information for these materials through careful application of a new structural tool called Extended X-Ray Absorption Fine Structure (EXAFS).
KeywordsAmorphous Material Inverse Fourier Transform Amorphous System Coordination Distance Neighbor Peak
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