Glass formation in the Pd-Si-based alloys

N. Chen, D. V. Louzguine-Luzgin, A. Inoue

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Taking into account the importance of undercooling on glass formation, we propose a new criterion which allowed us to predict the best glass-forming composition, namely Pd78Ag5.5Si16.5, among selected Pd-Si-based alloys ranging from binary to quaternary systems. The composition agrees well with that found experimentally. Using conventional copper mould casting, the Pd78Ag5.5Si16.5 alloy is capable of forming fully amorphous rods with a diameter of 3 mm. The effects of Au and Ag additions on the glass-forming ability of the selected Pd-Si-based alloys have been investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)771-779
Number of pages9
JournalPhilosophical Magazine Letters
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Oct


  • DSC
  • DTA
  • alloying
  • glass-forming ability
  • metallic glass

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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