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Neutron diffuse scattering measurements were made on Co alloys containing 5 at.% V, Cr, Mn, and Ni impurities in order to determine the distribution of magnetic moment around the impurity sites. The measurements were made at room temperature on polycrystalline samples with 1.09‐Å neutrons. The observed cross sections are of two distinct types. For the alloy containing Ni impurities, the cross section is independent of the scattering vector and indicates that Ni impurities produce no moment disturbances on surrounding Co atoms. With V, Cr, or Mn impurities the cross section decreases with increasing scattering vector in a manner which indicates that these impurities produce moment disturbances on their Co neighbors out to distances of approximately 5 Å. All three of these metals produce a net moment reduction when added to Co. For V and Cr this is mostly due to the negative disturbances produced on the neighboring Co atoms. For Mn impurities, an oppositely aligned Mn moment makes an equally significant contribution to the observed moment reduction.