Comparative study of the effect of cold rolling on the structure of Al-RE-Ni-Co (RE = rare-earth metals) amorphous and glassy alloys

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Abstract

The present paper aims to compare the deformation-induced crystallization behavior of the rapidly solidified ribbon samples of Al85Y8Ni5Co2, Al85Nd8Ni5Co2, Al85Gd8Ni5Co2 and Al85Mm8Ni5Co2 non-crystalline alloys subjected to cold rolling with 33% reduction. It is found that amorphous Al85Y8Ni5Co2 alloys exhibiting glass-transition and Al85Nd8Ni5Co2 alloys exhibiting no glass-transition have somewhat different stabilities against crystallization under deformation at room temperature though their crystallization temperatures under heating without load or deformation are almost equal. Al85Gd8Ni5Co2 and Al85Mm8Ni5Co2 alloys (Mm = Mischmetal) did not exhibit deformation-induced crystallization at the reduction ratio used. Although, the formation of the primary nanoscale α-Al particles was observed in both Al85Y8Ni5Co2 and Al85Nd8Ni5Co2 alloys after the cold rolling, the size and volume fraction of the particles are larger in the Nd-bearing amorphous alloy as compared to the Y-bearing alloy. It is found that contrary to crystallization on heating no intermetallic compounds but only α-Al nano particles were formed during the deformation-induced crystallization of Al85RE8Ni5Co2 amorphous alloys. The local heating on deformation is hypothesized to affect the crystallization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3903-3909
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Non-Crystalline Solids
Volume352
Issue number36-37
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Oct 1

Keywords

  • Alloys
  • Crystallization
  • TEM/STEM
  • Transition metals

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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