Zr-based bulk metallic glass as a cylinder material for high pressure apparatuses

Kazuki Komatsu, Koji Munakata, Kazuyuki Matsubayashi, Yoshiya Uwatoko, Yoshihiko Yokoyama, Kazumasa Sugiyama, Masaaki Matsuda

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Zirconium-based bulk metallic glass (Zr-based BMG) has outstanding properties as a cylinder material for piston-cylinder high pressure apparatuses and is especially useful for neutron scattering. The piston-cylinder consisting of a Zr-based BMG cylinder with outer/inner diameters of 8.8/2.5mm sustains pressures up to 1.81GPa and ruptured at 2.0GPa, with pressure values determined by the superconducting temperature of lead. The neutron attenuation of Zr-based BMG is similar to that of TiZr null-scattering alloy and more transparent than that of CuBe alloy. No contamination of sharp Bragg reflections is observed in the neutron diffraction pattern for Zr-based BMG. The magnetic susceptibility of Zr-based BMG is similar to that of CuBe alloy; this leads to a potential application for measurements of magnetic properties under pressure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)254-262
Number of pages9
JournalHigh Pressure Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jul 3
Externally publishedYes


  • bulk metallic glass
  • magnetic property measurement
  • neutron scattering
  • piston-cylinder

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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