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Varied linear phason strain and its induced domain structure in quasicrystalline precipitates of Zr–Al–Ni–Cu–Nb bulk metallic glass matrix composites

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  12 November 2012

Lu Lu
Affiliation:
School of Physics and Technology, Center for Electron Microscopy and MOE Key Laboratory of Artificial Micro- and Nano-structures, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China
Dongxia Xiong
Affiliation:
School of Physics and Technology, Center for Electron Microscopy and MOE Key Laboratory of Artificial Micro- and Nano-structures, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China
Jianbo Wang*
Affiliation:
School of Physics and Technology, Center for Electron Microscopy and MOE Key Laboratory of Artificial Micro- and Nano-structures, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China
Dongshan Zhao
Affiliation:
School of Physics and Technology, Center for Electron Microscopy and MOE Key Laboratory of Artificial Micro- and Nano-structures, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China
Yufeng Sun
Affiliation:
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Research Center for Materials, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450002, China
*
b)Address all correspondence to this author. e-mail: wang@whu.edu.cn
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Abstract

Quasicrystalline precipitates in ZrAlNiCuNb alloy were systematically studied by transmission electron microscopy. It was found that precipitates always contain various linear phason strains. By electron diffraction analysis, two types of linear phason strain with two different directions perpendicular to the incident beam described by strain matrices with only one nonzero element were identified. After measuring the deviations of diffraction spots and quantitatively fitting against their perpendicular components of the reciprocal lattice vectors, the phason strain matrices were obtained. Domain structures formed as a result of linear phason strain variants along directions with equal probability. Electron diffraction and high-resolution electron imaging provide supportive evidence of this result.

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