Production of Zr55Cu30Ni5Al10 glassy alloy rod of 30 mm in diameter by a cap-cast technique

Yoshihiko Yokoyama, Enrico Mund, Akihisa Inoue, Ludwig Schultz

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In order to produce bulk glassy alloys with diameters above 1 cm, various cast techniques have been developed. The maximum diameter of Zr 55Cu30Ni10 allio alloy achieved was 16 mm by the copper metallic mold cast technique and 20 mm by the tilt cast technique. In order to produce a much larger sized bulk glassy alloy, a cap-cast technique, leading to the achievement of a higher cooling rate even in an upper region, was developed through the modification of the tilt, casting technique. This paper presents the production of a glassy Zr55Cu30Ni 10 alloy rod with a diameter of 30 mm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3190-3192
Number of pages3
JournalMaterials Transactions
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec


  • Bulk glassy alloy
  • Cap casting
  • High purity alloy
  • Large scale rod

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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