Structural relaxation in Pd-Cu-Ni-P metallic glasses

O. Haruyama, M. Tando, H. M. Kimura, N. Nishiyama, A. Inoue

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The structural relaxation process in the Pd40Cu30Ni10P20 and the Pd43Cu27Ni10P20 metallic glasses was examined by measuring the electrical resistivity at room temperature, ρ(300), and the endothermic peak behavior peculiar to glass transition after relaxation on the differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) curve. It was concluded that the annihilation and the formation of the free volume increased and decreased the ρ(300), respectively. The maximum change in ρ(300) due to the annihilation of the free volume was about 2% of that in the as-quenched sample. The relaxation process at 540K just below glass transition was investigated. The quenched-in free volume for a Pd43Cu27Ni10P20 glass did not reach the equilibrium value within annealing period of about 3.0×106s. The local structure of the Pd40Cu30Ni957Fe1P20 glass was examined by Mössbauer spectroscopy for the relaxation process at 540K. The average quadrupole splitting, Q-, and the isomer shift, δ-, decreased with time up to 1.44×106s and thereafter these increased. The origin of this increase was not explained if we took account for the contribution of the chemical short range ordering process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)292-296
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering A
Issue number1-2 SPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jul 1


  • DSC
  • Free volume
  • Metallic glass
  • Resistivity
  • Structural relaxation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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