Effects of Heavy-Ions on Soft-Magnetic Metallic Glasses Studied by Diffraction of Synchrotron Radiation
S. Michalika, M. Pavlovic b, J. Gamcova c, P. Sovak c and M. Miglierinib,d
aDiamond Light Source Ltd., Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 0DE, UK
bSlovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Ilkovicova 3, 812 19 Bratislava, Slovakia
cInstitute of Physics, Faculty of Sciences, P.J. Safarik University, Park Angelinum 9, 041 54 KoŇ°ice, Slovakia
dDepartment of Nuclear Reactors, Czech Technical University in Prague, Prague 180 00, Czech Republic
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In this work, influence of 238U swift (5.9 MeV/u) heavy ions on the as-prepared Fe-Cu-Nb-Si-B metallic glass was investigated by in situ temperature X-ray diffraction of synchrotron radiation. It was observed that ion irradiation strongly affected the temperature evolution of the parameters of the first diffuse peak. It is hypothesized that ion irradiation induced structural rearrangement that increased the degree of disorder of the amorphous structure. During heat treatment, structural relaxation and annealing out of this ion-induced degradation took place. Consequently, the original structure was recovered as demonstrated by the behaviour of the first diffuse peak broadening and devitrification process.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.131.657
PACS numbers: 61.05.cp, 75.50.Lk, 61.43.Dq