In-situ observation of structural evolution of Zr60Al15Ni25 bulk metallic glass in the supercooled liquid region

S. Sato, E. Matsubara, S. Tanaka, M. Kimura, M. Imafuku, T. Zhang, A. Inoue

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In-situ observation of a structural change in a particular alloy of Zr60Al15Ni25 supercooled liquid has been carried out by a devised x-ray apparatus adopting the geometry of the Debye-Scherrer camera with an imaging plate instead of an x-ray film usually used. A drastic change of coordination numbers in the nearest neighbor region has been noted in a certain annealing time that corresponds to the exothermic reaction in the isothermal differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). In contrast, the coordination numbers and atomic distances show little change even for a long annealing time at 693 K just below the glass transition temperature (Tg). Furthermore, the structural parameters of the Zr60Al15Ni25 supercooled liquid were found independent upon annealing temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-305
Number of pages7
JournalHigh Temperature Materials and Processes
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Aug

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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