Ni-based bulk glassy alloys with large supercooled liquid region exceeding 90 K

Dmitri V. Louzguine-Luzgin, Takeyuki Shimada, Akihisa Inoue

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The formations of glassy and supercooled liquid phases in Ni-Nb-Zr-Ti, Ni-Nb-Zr-Ti-Pt and Ni-Nb-Zr-Ti-Pt-Cu alloys were studied by using X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, differential scanning calorimetry and isothermal calorimetry. It is found that the additions of Pt and Cu increase the supercooled liquid region of Ni-Nb-Zr-Ti alloy from 42 to 89 and 91 K, respectively. The increase in the supercooled liquid region is achieved mostly because Tx rises more intensively than Tg with Pt content. Quite low liquidus temperature of about 1300 K and high Tg value of about 850 K obtained for the studied alloys lead to a high T g/Tl ratio which reaches 0.65 and favors the glass-forming ability. Nucleation and growth of Ni4Ti3 and Ni 10(Zr,Ti)7ss phases takes place from the supercooled liquid in Ni60Nb10Zr15Ti 15 and Ni52.5Nb10Zr15Ti 15Pt7.5 alloys.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1166-1171
Number of pages6
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Nov


  • B. Alloy design
  • B. Phase identification
  • B. Phase transformations
  • F. Calorimetry
  • F. Diffraction


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