Influence of flux treatment on the glass forming ability of Pd-Si binary alloys

Na Chen, Kefu Yao, Fang Ruan

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Pd81Si19 amorphous alloys were prepared by combination methods of melt spinning and B2O3 flux treatment. A comparison between the ribbons prepared from the fluxed ingots and the non-fluxed ones has been carried out. The result reveals that after fluxing treatment the glass transition temperature of the as-prepared glassy ribbons is reduced while the initial crystallization temperature is enhanced. It results in that the supercooled liquid region (defined as the difference between the initial crystallization temperature and the glass transition temperature) of the glassy alloy treated with fluxing technology has been increased from 31 to 42 K. This shows that fluxing technique can enhance the glass forming ability (GFA) of the binary alloy and improve the thermal stability of supercooled liquid of the glassy alloy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4-7
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of University of Science and Technology Beijing: Mineral Metallurgy Materials (Eng Ed)
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jun
Externally publishedYes


  • amorphous alloys
  • flux treatment
  • glass forming ability
  • supercooled liquid region

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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