Structural variation of Fe-Nb-B metallic glasses during crystallization process

M. Imafuku, S. Sato, H. Koshiba, E. Matsubara, A. Inoue

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The crystallization behavior of amorphous Fe90-xNb10Bx alloys was investigated. The relationship between the stability of supercooled liquid state and the phases formed upon crystallization was studied. The phase transformation behaviors were explained by a hypothetical free energy diagram for Fe-Nb-B alloys. By considering the local atomic structures of the amorphous and crystalline phases, the difference in the difficulty of the geometrical rearrangement for the precipitation of primary crystalline phases was found to coincide with the differences in the thermal stability of the amorphous Fe-Nb-B alloys.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2369-2372
Number of pages4
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number8-9
Publication statusPublished - 2001 May 18


  • Annealing
  • Metallic glasses
  • Phase transformations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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