Temperature-dependent local atomic structures in the traditional Fe65Ni35 Invar alloy by X-ray fluorescence holography

Jens Rüdiger Stellhorn, Yuuki Ideguchi, Shinya Hosokawa, Naohisa Happo, Tomohiro Matsushita, Kunio Yubuta, Motohiro Suzuki, Hirofumi Ishii, Yen Fa Liao, Koji Kimura, Kouichi Hayashi

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Fe and Ni Kα X-ray fluorescence holography measurements were conducted on a single crystal Fe65Ni35 Invar alloy at 100 and 300 K to investigate the temperature dependence of the 3-dimensional local structures around the Fe and Ni atoms, respectively. Local structural information was obtained by detailed analyses using a L1-regularized linear regression for the experimental data. At 100 K, the local atomic arrangements around both the elements show fcc structures. At 300 K, however, only the image around Fe shows a bcc-like neighboring arrangement. From these X-ray fluorescence holography data, we propose a model that with increasing temperature, an Fe atom with the low-spin state enters at the central position of the fcc lattice and is stabilized. And then, large angular positional fluctuations are induced for the atoms at the face-centered positions around the central Fe atom only.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)790-794
Number of pages5
JournalSurface and Interface Analysis
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2018
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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