On the effect of impurities in metallic glass formation

J. S. Yu, Y. Q. Zeng, T. Fujita, T. Hashizume, A. Inoue, T. Sakurai, M. W. Chen

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We report atomic-scale characterization of impurity elements in a Pd40 Ni40 P20 metallic glass by state-of-the-art atom probe tomography combining with transmission electron microscopy. The significant partitioning of the impurities in heterogeneous nanocrystals of the primarily crystallized glass provides compelling evidence that minor impurities dramatically influence the stability of supercooled liquids by manipulating heterogeneous crystallization of metallic glasses.

Original languageEnglish
Article number141901
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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