Nanocrystallization of Cu50Zr45Ti5 metallic glass induced by electron irradiation

Guoqiang Xie, Qingsheng Zhang, Dmitri V. Louzguine-Luzgin, Wei Zhang, Akihisa Inoue

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

28 Citations (Scopus)


The effect of electron irradiation on the structure of melt-spun Cu 50Zr45Ti5 metallic glass was investigated. Microstructural evolution during electron irradiation was examined by means of conventional and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (CTEM and HRTEM) equipped with X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS). The glassy phase was not stable under electron irradiation and crystalline nanoparticles with the monodinic CuZr structure were formed. The volume fraction of the nanocrystalline phase increased with the electron dose while the average grain size remained at about 7 nm. This result indicates that electron irradiation is effective in producing nanocrystalline structures from the metallic glass.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1930-1933
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Transactions
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Aug


  • CuZrTi
  • Electron irradiation
  • Metallic glass
  • Nanocrystalline structure
  • Nanocrystallization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Nanocrystallization of Cu50Zr45Ti5 metallic glass induced by electron irradiation'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this