A method, based on subtractive coloration of high-temperature reduction, has been developed to produce metal precipitates or colloids in oxides. The structure, symmetry, morphology and composition of precipitates were analyzed by analytical elecron microscopy and neutron scattering techniques. From the neutron-magnetic-scattering measurements, the ratio of magnetic to nuclear scattering amplitudes for the (111) precipitate reflection was determined to be 17% below the value for pure nickel, indicating the presence of a magnetically 'dead' layer around the precipitates, a small amount of impurities incorporated into the precipitates, or a small fraction of another phase of nickel.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)287-300
Number of pages14
JournalPhilosophical Magazine A: Physics of Condensed Matter, Structure, Defects and Mechanical Properties
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1984


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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