Phase transformations in the rapidly solidified Ti40Zr20Hf20Pd20 alloy

N. Chen, Kefu Yao, D. V. Louzguine-Luzgin, Shengbao Qiu, S. Ranganathan, A. Inoue

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We report that an approximant phase was initially obtained in amorphous Ti40Zr20Hf20Pd20 alloy. In the initial stage of the devitrification process, the approximant phase transforms into an icosahedral (I) phase with a high thermal stability while the cF96 Zr2Ni-type (space group Fd over(3, ̄) m with a = 1.25 nm and 96 atoms cell-1) particles precipitate from the amorphous matrix. Eventually the I phase grows to several hundred nanometers when annealed at about 1000 K and then transforms into the Zr2Ni-type phase with an endothermic reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)631-634
Number of pages4
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Oct


  • Annealing
  • Microstructure
  • Precipitation
  • Quasicrystals

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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