Glass-forming ability and crystallization behavior of some binary and ternary Ni-based glassy alloys

Dmitri V. Louzguine-Luzgin, Larissa V. Louzguina-Luzgina, Guoqiang Xie, Song Li, Wei Zhang, Akihisa Inoue

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The purpose of the current paper is to study the influence of Ti, V, Nb, Al, Sn and Pd additions on the glass-forming ability, formation of a supercooled liquid region and a devitrification process of some Ni-Zr glassy alloys as well as to compare the results with those obtained for similar Cu-based alloys studied earlier. The Ni-based glassy alloys were investigated by using X-ray diffraction, differential scanning and isothermal calorimetries. Although the studied Ni-based alloys showed high values of the reduced glass-transition temperature of about 0.6, their glass-forming ability is quite low. This fact may be explained by low stability of the supercooled liquid against crystallization and formation of the equilibrium intermetallic compounds with a high growth rate compared to those observed in similar Cu-based alloys studied earlier. Relatively low thermal conductivity of Ni-based alloys is also found to be another factor limiting their glass-forming ability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)409-413
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jul 28


  • Devitrification
  • Glass-forming ability
  • Glassy alloy
  • Supercooled liquid


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