Effect of Ti addition on the crystallization behavior and glass-forming ability of Zr-Al-Cu alloys

J. B. Qiang, W. Zhang, G. Q. Xie, A. Inoue

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    Abstract

    The crystallization behavior of melt-spun (Zr65Al7.5Cu27.5)100-xTix (x = 0-15; in at.%) metallic glasses has been investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The DSC traces showed an altered crystallization mode in the vicinity of 3 at.% Ti addition. A metastable icosahedral quasicrystal precipitated at the first crystallization stage of the Ti-bearing metallic glasses, which subsequently transformed to the stable Zr2Cu-type phase in the followed exothermic reaction. The glass-forming abilities (GFAs) of these metallic glasses were assessed by the recognized GFA indicators Trg, ΔTx and γ. BMGs were easily made in the compositions containing 3-7 at.% Ti by means of copper mold casting. The validity of these parameters was clarified using the critical BMG forming diameter evidence.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2054-2059
    Number of pages6
    JournalJournal of Non-Crystalline Solids
    Volume354
    Issue number18
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008 Apr 15

    Keywords

    • Amorphous metals
    • Quasicrystals
    • metallic glasses

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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