Suppression of crystallization in Ti-based alloys by fluxing

Ichiro Seki, Dmitri V. Louzguine-Luzgin, Toshitugu Takahashi, Hisamichi Kimura, Akihisa Inoue

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Controlling crystal nucleation and growth leading to formation of nano structures by an original flux treatment method mainly in calcia and magnesia crucibles followed by water-cooling allowed production of Ti45Cu 45Fe10 bulky nanostructured alloy of 16 mm in diameter. Since a glass forming ability (GFA) of the alloy composition is low, the alloy could not form an amorphous structure even by a common rapid quenching manner such as a melt-spun method. At the same time control over crystal nucleation and growth by fluxing was achieved on melting with flux-. a reagent which has a low melting temperature and good wettability. The crystal growth control in our investigations is also possible for different other alloys such as Ti 45CU45Ni10 alloy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)458-463
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Transactions
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Mar


  • Calcium deoxidation
  • Metallic glass
  • Nano crystalline
  • Nucleation
  • Titanium alloy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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