Glass transition behavior of al-y-ni and al-ce-ni amorphous alloys

Akihisa Inoue, Katsumasa Ohtera, An Pang Tsai, Hisamichi Kimura, Tsuyoshi Masumoto

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Ductile Al-Y-Ni and Al-Ce-Ni amorphous alloys were found to exhibit a glass transition at temperatures just below crystallization temperature. The glass transition temperature increases from 490 to 582 K with increasing solute concentration. The difference in specific heat between amorphous solid (AS) and supercooled liquid (SL) reaches 9.2 J/mol-K and the temperature coefficient of expansion and viscosity of the supercooled liquid are 100×10-5 K-1 and 3×1013 poise. By the transition of AS to SL, the Young's modulus and tensile strength also decrease steeply by about 63 and 66%, accompanied with an increase of elongation by about 320%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L1579-L1582
JournalJapanese journal of applied physics
Issue number9 A
Publication statusPublished - 1988 Sep
Externally publishedYes


  • AM-(Y or Ce)-Ni systems
  • Amorphous alloy
  • Glass transition
  • Melt spinning
  • Specific heat
  • Tensile strength
  • Viscosity. Young’s modulus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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