Gd-Ni-Al bulk glasses with great glass-forming ability and better mechanical properties

Ding Chen, Akira Takeuchi, Akihisa Inoue

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A series of Gd-Ni-Al ternary glassy alloys with the maximum diameter of 4 mm were obtained by common copper mold casting. The maximum values of the reduce glass transformation temperature (T g/T m) and the distance of supercooling region ΔT x of these alloys in this study were 0.648 and 50 K, respectively. The compressive fracture strength (σ f) and Young's modulus (E) of Gd-Ni-Al glassy alloys were 1,240-1,330 MPa and 63-67 GPa, respectively. The magnetic properties of these BMGs were investigated. The Gd-Ni-Al bulk glassy alloys with great glass forming ability and good mechanical properties are promising for the future development as a new type of function materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8662-8666
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Materials Science
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Oct

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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