Crystallization of Ti 33Cu 67 metallic glass under high-current density electrical pulses

Dina V. Dudina, Vyacheslav I. Mali, Alexander G. Anisimov, Oleg I. Lomovsky, Michail A. Korchagin, Natalia V. Bulina, Maria A. Neklyudova, Konstantinos Georgarakis, Alain R. Yavari

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    We have studied the phase and structure evolution of the Ti 33Cu 67 amorphous alloy subjected to electrical pulses of high current density. By varying the pulse parameters, different stages of crystallization could be observed in the samples. Partial polymorphic nanocrystallization resulting in the formation of 5- to 8-nm crystallites of the TiCu 2 intermetallic in the residual amorphous matrix occurred when the maximum current density reached 9.7·10 8 A m -2 and the pulse duration was 140 μs, though the calculated temperature increase due to Joule heating was not enough to reach the crystallization temperature of the alloy. Samples subjected to higher current densities and higher values of the evolved Joule heat per unit mass fully crystallized and contained the Ti 2Cu 3 and TiCu 3 phases. A common feature of the crystallized ribbons was their non-uniform microstructure with regions that experienced local melting and rapid solidification.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number512
    Pages (from-to)1-8
    Number of pages8
    JournalNanoscale Research Letters
    Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Materials Science(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics


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