Neutron diffraction study of atomic bonding properties in the hydrogen-absorbing Zr(AlxFe1-x)2 system

A. Israel, I. Jacob, J. L. Soubeyroux, D. Fruchart, H. Pinto, M. Melamud

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Abstract

Powder neutron diffraction of Zr(AlxFe1-x)2 intermetallics (x=0-1) has been performed at room temperature in an attempt to study the variation of their bonding properties as a function of x. The Debye-Waller factors indicate a minimum of the bonding strength for both the Zr and the Fe/Al sites in the Zr(AlxFe1-x)2 compounds at x=0.2. A similar minimum has also been observed by other experimental techniques, and it corresponds to the maximum hydrogen absorption in the above intermetallic system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-267
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Volume253-254
DOIs
StatePublished - 20 May 1997

Keywords

  • Crystal structure
  • Debye-Waller factor
  • Laves phase

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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