Preliminary atom probe studies of PdNi(Cu)P supercooled liquids

H. G. Read, K. Hono, A. P. Tsai, A. Inoue

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    The microstructural development during annealing in the supercooled liquid region of amorphous Pd46Ni36P18, which is supposedly of phase-separating composition, is compared and contrasted with those of Pd48Ni32P20 and Pd40Ni10Cu30P20. High resolution electron microscopy showed that the as-quenched alloys were fully amorphous while atom probe field ion microscopy (APFIM) showed random solute distributions, typical of amorphous materials. Annealing in their respective supercooled liquid regions did not result in the formation of compositionally-modulated microstructures prior to the onset of crystallisation.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)453-457
    Number of pages5
    JournalMaterials Science and Engineering A
    Publication statusPublished - 1997 Jun 15


    • APFIM
    • Amorphous alloy
    • HREM
    • Phase separation
    • Supercooled liquid

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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