Formation of a metallic glass by thermal decomposition of Fe(CO)5

Jacques van Wonterghem, Steen Mørup, Stuart W. Charles, Stephen Wells, J. Villadsen

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Iron pentacarbonyl has been thermally decomposed in an organic liquid. Mössbauer spectroscopy and x-ray diffraction studies show that the sample contains small particles of a metallic glass. Annealing of the particles at 523 K results in crystallization of the particles into a mixture of α-Fe and χ-Fe5C2. The mechanism of glass formation is discussed.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)410-413
Publication statusPublished - 1985

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Copyright (1985) by the American Physical Society.


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