We examined the volume and viscosity of Zr-Cu-Al glass-forming liquid alloys to clarify the origin of a frozen free volume in glassy alloys. Since an excess free volume imparts toughness and ductility to glassy alloys, we attempted to increase this volume in glass structures so that they could be used as engineering materials. The maximum frozen excess free volume was observed in the ternary eutectic composition of the Zr-Cu-Al alloy system; however, its origin remains unclear. We attempted to reveal the mechanism of the formation of the frozen excess free volume in Zr-Cu-Al glassy alloys.
- Amorphous metals
- Liquid alloys and liquid metals
- Metallic glasses