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Design and characterisation of metallic glassy alloys of high neutron shielding capability

Khong, J. C.; Daisenberger, D.; Burca, G.; Kockelmann, W.; Tremsin, A. S.; Mi, J.


J. C. Khong

D. Daisenberger

G. Burca

W. Kockelmann

A. S. Tremsin


This paper reports the design, making and characterisation of a series of Fe-based bulk metallic glass alloys with the aim of achieving the combined properties of high neutron absorption capability and sufficient glass forming ability. Synchrotron X-ray diffraction and pair distribution function methods were used to characterise the crystalline or amorphous states of the samples. Neutron transmission and macroscopic attenuation coefficients of the designed alloys were measured using energy resolved neutron imaging method and the very recently developed microchannel plate detector. The study found that the newly designed alloy (Fe48Cr15Mo14C15B6Gd2 with a glass forming ability of Ø5.8 mm) has the highest neutron absorption capability among all Fe-based bulk metallic glasses so far reported. It is a promising material for neutron shielding applications.


Khong, J. C., Daisenberger, D., Burca, G., Kockelmann, W., Tremsin, A. S., & Mi, J. (2016). Design and characterisation of metallic glassy alloys of high neutron shielding capability. Scientific reports, 6(1), Article 36998.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 21, 2016
Online Publication Date Nov 16, 2016
Publication Date 2016-12
Deposit Date May 7, 2019
Publicly Available Date Oct 27, 2022
Journal Scientific Reports
Print ISSN 2045-2322
Electronic ISSN 2045-2322
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 6
Issue 1
Article Number 36998
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