Correlation between local structure and stability of supercooled liquid state in Zr-based metallic glasses

Junji Saida, Muneyuki Imafuku, Shigeo Sato, Takashi Sanada, Eiichiro Matsubara, Akihisa Inoue

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Abstract

The correlation between the local structure and stability of supercooled liquid state is investigated in the Zr70(Ni, Cu)30 binary and Zr70Al10(Ni, Cu)20 (numbers indicate at.%) ternary metallic glasses. The Zr70Ni30 binary amorphous alloy with a low stability of supercooled liquid state has a tetragonal Zr2Ni-like local structure around Ni atom. Meanwhile, the Zr70Cu30 binary metallic glass has a different local structure of tetragonal Zr2Cu, where we suggest the icosahedral local structure by the quasicrystallization behavior in addition of a very small amount of noble metals. The effect of Al addition on the local structure in the Zr-Ni alloy is also examined. We have investigated that the dominant local structure changes in the icosahedral-like structure from the tetragonal Zr2Ni-like local structure by the Al substitution with Ni accompanying with the significant stabilization of supercooled liquid state. It is concluded that the formation of icosahedral local structure contributes to the enhancement of stability of supercooled liquid state in the Zr-based alloys.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)90-94
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering A
Volume448-451
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Mar 25

Keywords

  • EXAFS
  • Icosahedral cluster
  • Local structure
  • Radial distribution function
  • Supercooled liquid state
  • Zr-based metallic glass

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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