Nanocrystallization of Cu-(Zr or Hf)-Ti metallic glasses

D. V. Louzguine, A. Inoue

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Crystallization of the Cu60Zr30Ti10 and Cu60Hf25Ti15 metallic glasses was studied by x-ray diffractometry, transmission electron microscopy, differential scanning and isothermal calorimetries. Metastable Cu-Zr-Ti and Cu-Hf-Ti cubic phases primarily precipitated in the Cu60Zr30Ti10 and Cu60Hf25Ti15 metallic glasses. The Cu60Zr30Ti10 metallic glass crystalizes with low energy barrier for nucleation while crystallization of the Cu60Hf25Ti15 metallic glass takes place by nucleation and diffusion-controlled growth of cubic Cu-Hf-Ti phase particles with constant nucleation rate. The Cu60Hf25Ti15 metallic glass is characterized by a low activation energy for nucleation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2112-2120
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Materials Research
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Aug

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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