Crystallization process of Zr60Ni25Al15 amorphous alloy

Chunfei Li, Junji Saida, Mitsuhide Matsushida, Akihisa Inoue

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This paper reports the crystallization process of Zr60Ni25Al15 amorphous alloy studied by using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), analytical transmission electron microscopy (ATEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The crystallization of Zr60Ni25Al15 amorphous alloy proceeds through an eutectic reaction, corresponding to the precipitation of Zr6NiAl2 and Zr5Ni4Al phases. The following reasons are addressed to the large glass-forming ability (GFA) of Zr60Ni25Al15: (a) the significant atomic redistribution of Al and Ni in the dense random packed atomic configuration and (b) the strict elemental limitation for a determined crystal site in the precipitation of Zr6NiAl2 and Zr5Ni4Al.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-86
Number of pages7
JournalMaterials Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jun
Externally publishedYes


  • Analytical transmission electron microscope
  • Crystallization
  • Glass-forming ability
  • ZrNiAl amorphous alloy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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