Orthorhombic Zr2Co11 phase revisited

X. Z. Li, W. Y. Zhang, D. J. Sellmyer, X. Zhao, M. C. Nguyen, C. Z. Wang, K. M. Ho

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The structure of the orthorhombic Zr2Co11 phase was revisited in the present work. Selected-area electron diffraction (SAED) and high-resolution electron microscopy (HREM) techniques were used to investigate the structure. They show the orthorhombic Zr2Co11 phase has a 1-D incommensurate modulated structure. The structure can be approximately described as a B-centered orthorhombic lattice. The lattice parameters of the orthorhombic Zr2Co11 phase have been determined by a tilt series of SAED patterns. A hexagonal network with a modulation wave has been observed in the HREM image and the hexagonal motif is considered as the basic structural unit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-170
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Publication statusPublished - Oct 25 2014



  • Crystal structure
  • Electron diffraction
  • HREM
  • TEM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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Li, X. Z., Zhang, W. Y., Sellmyer, D. J., Zhao, X., Nguyen, M. C., Wang, C. Z., & Ho, K. M. (2014). Orthorhombic Zr2Co11 phase revisited. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 611, 167-170. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2014.05.072