A critical analysis of the glass-forming ability of alloys

C. Suryanarayana, I. Seki, A. Inoue

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    Several empirical rules have been proposed during the past few years to synthesize bulk metallic glasses. But, the real reasons for the improved glass-forming ability of these alloys are still not clear and the ability to design alloy compositions to enable synthesis of larger diameter rods has not improved. The present work conducts a critical analysis of the existing data in terms of the different glass-forming criteria and concludes that the available parameters cannot satisfactorily predict the GFA and explain all the observed data. Reasons for this failure have been suggested.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)355-360
    Number of pages6
    JournalJournal of Non-Crystalline Solids
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 2009 Mar 1


    • Alloys
    • Amorphous metals
    • Metallic glasses

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Ceramics and Composites
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Materials Chemistry


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