Next Article in Journal
Multi-Parametric Profiling Network Based on Gene Expression and Phenotype Data: A Novel Approach to Developmental Neurotoxicity Testing
Previous Article in Journal
Significance of Dietary Antioxidants for Health
Previous Article in Special Issue
Glass Formation, Chemical Properties and Surface Analysis of Cu-Based Bulk Metallic Glasses
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2012, 13(1), 180-186; doi:10.3390/ijms13010180
Article

The Effect of Hydrogen Content on Ballistic Transport Behaviors in the Ni-Nb-Zr-H Glassy Alloys

*  and
Received: 9 October 2011 / Revised: 6 December 2011 / Accepted: 14 December 2011 / Published: 23 December 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Bulk Metallic Glasses)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [435 KB, uploaded 19 June 2014]   |   Browse Figures

Abstract

The electronic transport behaviors of (Ni0.39Nb0.25Zr0.35)100−xHx (0 ≤ x < 23.5) glassy alloys with subnanostructural icosahedral Zr5Nb5Ni3 clusters have been studied as a function of hydrogen content. These alloys show semiconducting, electric current-induced voltage (Coulomb) oscillation and ballistic transport behaviors. Coulomb oscillation and ballistic transport occur at hydrogen contents between 6.7 and 13.5 at% and between 13.5 and 21.2 at%, respectively. These results suggest that the localization effect of hydrogen in the clusters plays an important role in various electron transport phenomena.
Keywords: glassy alloy; centimeter-sized ballistic transport; hydrogen doping; icosahedral cluster glassy alloy; centimeter-sized ballistic transport; hydrogen doping; icosahedral cluster
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Share & Cite This Article

Further Mendeley | CiteULike
Export to BibTeX |
EndNote
MDPI and ACS Style

Fukuhara, M.; Umemori, Y. The Effect of Hydrogen Content on Ballistic Transport Behaviors in the Ni-Nb-Zr-H Glassy Alloys. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2012, 13, 180-186.

View more citation formats

Related Articles

Article Metrics

For more information on the journal, click here

Comments

Cited By

[Return to top]
Int. J. Mol. Sci. EISSN 1422-0067 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert