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Title: Two-way tuning of structural order in metallic glasses

Abstract

Metallic glasses are expected to have quite tunable structures in their configuration space, without the strict constraints of a well-defined crystalline symmetry and large energy barriers separating different states in crystals. However, effectively modulating the structure of metallic glasses is rather difficult. Here, using complementary in situ synchrotron x-ray techniques, we reveal thermal-driven structural ordering in a Ce 65Al 10Co 25 metallic glass, and a reverse disordering process via a pressure-induced rejuvenation between two states with distinct structural order characteristics. Studies on other metallic glass samples with different compositions also show similar phenomena. Our findings demonstrate the feasibility of two-way structural tuning states in terms of their dramatic ordering and disordering far beyond the nearest-neighbor shells with the combination of temperature and pressure, extending accessible states of metallic glasses to unexplored configuration spaces.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [1];  [3]; ORCiD logo [1];  [4];  [5];  [5];  [4];  [4]; ORCiD logo [4];  [3];  [1]; ORCiD logo [6]
  1. Center for High Pressure Science and Technology Advanced Research, Shanghai (China)
  2. Center for High Pressure Science and Technology Advanced Research, Shanghai (China); Univ. of Science and Technology Beijing (China)
  3. Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing (China)
  4. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
  5. Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States)
  6. Center for High Pressure Science and Technology Advanced Research, Shanghai (China); Southeast Univ., Nanjing (China)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22). Scientific User Facilities Division; National Natural Science Foundation of China (NNSFC); Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities; National Key Research and Development Program of China; National Science Foundation (NSF)
OSTI Identifier:
1591768
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357; AC02-05CH11231; 51871054; 2016YFB0300501; 2017YFB0903902; EAR-1634415; U1930401; 11790291; FG02-94ER14466; EAR-1606856
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nature Communications
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 11; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2041-1723
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Lou, Hongbo, Zeng, Zhidan, Zhang, Fei, Chen, Songyi, Luo, Peng, Chen, Xiehang, Ren, Yang, Prakapenka, Vitali B., Prescher, Clemens, Zuo, Xiaobing, Li, Tao, Wen, Jianguo, Wang, Wei-Hua, Sheng, Hongwei, and Zeng, Qiaoshi. Two-way tuning of structural order in metallic glasses. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.1038/s41467-019-14129-7.
Lou, Hongbo, Zeng, Zhidan, Zhang, Fei, Chen, Songyi, Luo, Peng, Chen, Xiehang, Ren, Yang, Prakapenka, Vitali B., Prescher, Clemens, Zuo, Xiaobing, Li, Tao, Wen, Jianguo, Wang, Wei-Hua, Sheng, Hongwei, & Zeng, Qiaoshi. Two-way tuning of structural order in metallic glasses. United States. doi:10.1038/s41467-019-14129-7.
Lou, Hongbo, Zeng, Zhidan, Zhang, Fei, Chen, Songyi, Luo, Peng, Chen, Xiehang, Ren, Yang, Prakapenka, Vitali B., Prescher, Clemens, Zuo, Xiaobing, Li, Tao, Wen, Jianguo, Wang, Wei-Hua, Sheng, Hongwei, and Zeng, Qiaoshi. Thu . "Two-way tuning of structural order in metallic glasses". United States. doi:10.1038/s41467-019-14129-7. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1591768.
@article{osti_1591768,
title = {Two-way tuning of structural order in metallic glasses},
author = {Lou, Hongbo and Zeng, Zhidan and Zhang, Fei and Chen, Songyi and Luo, Peng and Chen, Xiehang and Ren, Yang and Prakapenka, Vitali B. and Prescher, Clemens and Zuo, Xiaobing and Li, Tao and Wen, Jianguo and Wang, Wei-Hua and Sheng, Hongwei and Zeng, Qiaoshi},
abstractNote = {Metallic glasses are expected to have quite tunable structures in their configuration space, without the strict constraints of a well-defined crystalline symmetry and large energy barriers separating different states in crystals. However, effectively modulating the structure of metallic glasses is rather difficult. Here, using complementary in situ synchrotron x-ray techniques, we reveal thermal-driven structural ordering in a Ce65Al10Co25 metallic glass, and a reverse disordering process via a pressure-induced rejuvenation between two states with distinct structural order characteristics. Studies on other metallic glass samples with different compositions also show similar phenomena. Our findings demonstrate the feasibility of two-way structural tuning states in terms of their dramatic ordering and disordering far beyond the nearest-neighbor shells with the combination of temperature and pressure, extending accessible states of metallic glasses to unexplored configuration spaces.},
doi = {10.1038/s41467-019-14129-7},
journal = {Nature Communications},
number = 1,
volume = 11,
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {1}
}

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