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Analytical Three-Dimensional Field Ion Microscopy of an Amorphous Glass FeBSi

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  03 September 2021

Benjamin Klaes*
Affiliation:
Normandie Université, UNIROUEN, INSA Rouen, CNRS, Groupe de Physique des Matériaux, Rouen76000, France
Jeoffrey Renaux
Affiliation:
Normandie Université, UNIROUEN, INSA Rouen, CNRS, Groupe de Physique des Matériaux, Rouen76000, France
Rodrigue Lardé
Affiliation:
Normandie Université, UNIROUEN, INSA Rouen, CNRS, Groupe de Physique des Matériaux, Rouen76000, France
Fabien Delaroche
Affiliation:
Normandie Université, UNIROUEN, INSA Rouen, CNRS, Groupe de Physique des Matériaux, Rouen76000, France
Felipe F. Morgado
Affiliation:
Max-Planck Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH, DüsseldorfD-40237, Germany
Leigh T. Stephenson
Affiliation:
Max-Planck Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH, DüsseldorfD-40237, Germany
Baptiste Gault
Affiliation:
Max-Planck Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH, DüsseldorfD-40237, Germany Department of Materials, Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, Prince Consort Road, LondonSW7 2BP, UK
François Vurpillot
Affiliation:
Normandie Université, UNIROUEN, INSA Rouen, CNRS, Groupe de Physique des Matériaux, Rouen76000, France Max-Planck Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH, DüsseldorfD-40237, Germany
*
Corresponding author: Benjamin Klaes, E-mail: benjamin.klaes1@univ-rouen.fr

Abstract

Three-dimensional field ion microscopy is a powerful technique to analyze material at a truly atomic scale. Most previous studies have been made on pure, crystalline materials such as tungsten or iron. In this article, we study more complex materials, and we present the first images of an amorphous sample, showing the capability to visualize the compositional fluctuations compatible with theoretical medium order in a metallic glass (FeBSi), which is extremely challenging to observe directly using other microscopy techniques. The intensity of the spots of the atoms at the moment of field evaporation in a field ion micrograph can be used as a proxy for identifying the elemental identity of the imaged atoms. By exploiting the elemental identification and positioning information from field ion images, we show the capability of this technique to provide imaging of recrystallized phases in the annealed sample with a superior spatial resolution compared with atom probe tomography.

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Copyright © The Author(s), 2021. Published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the Microscopy Society of America

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