Structural relaxation, glass transition, viscous formability, and crystallization of Zr-Cu-based bulk metallic glasses on heating

Dmitri V. Louzguine-Luzgin, Ichiro Seki, Takeshi Wada, Akihisa Inoue

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Abstract

In this article, we summarize our recent findings on relaxation, glass transition, viscous flow, and crystallization of Zr-Cu-based metallic glasses on heating. At least two processes related to the diffusivities of different alloying elements take place in the glass-transition region of a Zr-Cu- Al-Ni glassy alloy. Also, we report an unusual solidification behavior of the bulk glassy alloy produced using low-purity Zr in which both primary and eutectic-type structural constituents were formed simultaneously during solidification of the melt. In addition, viscous flow and structure changes in the Zr-Cu-Al-Ag glassy alloy are examined in both the glass-transition and supercooled liquid regions. This alloy is found to exhibit localized phase separation leading to nanocrystallization before massive crystallization of the entire sample.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2642-2648
Number of pages7
JournalMetallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science
Volume43
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Aug

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