Low-temperature crystallization caused by ultrasound in Pd42.5 Ni7.5 Cu30 P20 and Pd40 Ni40 P20 bulk metallic glasses

T. Ichitsubo, E. Matsubara, K. Anazawa, N. Nishiyama, M. Naito, Y. Hirotsu

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Crystallization behavior of Pd42.5 Ni7.5 Cu30 P20 and Pd40 Ni40 P20 (number indicate at.%) bulk metallic glasses under ultrasonic (US) vibrations of sub/low-MHz frequencies has been systematically investigated. It was found that, when the glassy sample was subjected to the US vibrations for a long duration, the crystallization occurred even (near) below the glass transition temperature Tg. The microstructural features of the US-accelerated crystalline phases are presented, and the mechanism of the US-accelerated crystallization is briefly discussed in terms of β relaxation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-277
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering A
Issue number1-2 SPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 20
Externally publishedYes


  • Acoustic methods
  • Crystallization
  • Metallic glasses
  • Ultrasound
  • β relaxation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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