Glass-forming ability of Pd42.5Cu30Ni 7.5P20 alloy with a low critical cooling rate of 0.067 K/s

Nobuyuki Nishiyama, A. Inoue

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We investigated the glass-forming ability of three Pd-Cu-Ni-P alloys with different compositions (Pd40Cu30Ni10P 20, Pd42.5Cu27.5Ni10P20 and Pd42.5Cu30Ni7.5P20) under a continuous cooling condition. The lowest critical cooling rate for glass formation was determined to be 0.067 K/s for the Pd42.5Cu 30Ni7.5P20 alloy. The melting behavior indicates that the 7.5% Ni alloy has the nearest eutectic composition of the three alloys. The exceptionally low critical cooling rate of below 0.1 K/s is attributed to the elimination of the primary crystallization that occurs due to off-eutectic composition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)568-570
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jan 28

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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