The formation, structure and crystallization of non-crystalline nickel produced by splat-quenching

  title={The formation, structure and crystallization of non-crystalline nickel produced by splat-quenching},
  author={Hywel A. Davies and Jeffery B. Hull},
  journal={Journal of Materials Science},
A non-crystalline phase has been formed in electron-transparent (0.1 to 0.5Μm thick) areas of splat-quenched foils of nickel. The positions in diffraction co-ordinates of the first two peaks and of a shoulder on the high-angle side of the second peak of the electron diffraction pattern agree closely with those for non-crystalline vapour-deposited Ni. The presence of the shoulder suggests that the structure is similar to that of dense random packed hard spheres, i.e. that it is amorphous rather… 
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