Viscosity measurements of Zr55Cu30Al10Ni5 and Zr50Cu40-xAl10Pdx (x = 0, 3 and 7 at.%) supercooled liquid alloys by using a penetration viscometer

S. Maeda, T. Yamasaki, Y. Yokoyama, D. Okai, T. Fukami, H. M. Kimura, A. Inoue

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Abstract

Viscosity of Zr55Cu30Al10Ni5 and Zr50Cu40-xAl10Pdx (x = 0, 3 and 7 at.%) supercooled liquid alloys having bulk metallic glass forming ability has been measured by using a penetration viscometer with a cylindrical probe under high speed heating conditions at heating rates between 20 and 400 K/min in the temperature range from the glass transition temperatures (Tg) up to above the crystallization temperatures. Effect of Pd addition on the viscosity of Zr-base supercooled liquid alloys has been also examined. The viscosity of these alloys decreased with increasing the heating rate and tended to saturate at the heating rate of 200 K/min and above. These viscosities can be well represented by the Arrhenius relation. The activation energy for viscous flow for Zr55Cu30Al10Ni5 supercooled liquid alloys was about 350 kJ/mol. In the Zr50Cu40-xAl10Pdx (x = 0, 3 and 7 at.%) alloys, the viscosities increased with increasing the Pd-content, while the activation energy for viscous flow decreased from 337 to 276 kJ/mol.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-206
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering A
Volume449-451
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Mar 25

Keywords

  • Oxygen contamination
  • Penetration viscometer
  • Supercooled liquid
  • Viscosity
  • ZrCuAlNi

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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