Effect of Cold Rolling on Thermal Stability of Zr 55 Al10Ni5Cu30 Bulk Metallic Glass
The effect of cold rolling on thermal stability of bulk Zr55Al10Ni5Cu30 metallic glass at room temperature had been investigated by means of X-ray diffractometer, high-resolution transmission electron microscope and differential scanning calorimeter. A number of the cold rolling processes were carried out to obtain different thickness reduction in specimens with the same original size. The XRD patterns of cold rolled specimens with thickness reduction up to 95% showed no clear difference with that of completely amorphous specimens. The relationship of the deformation with the thermal parameters of cold rolled specimen indicates that with the increase of thickness reduction, the glass transition temperature decreases obviously and the crystallization onset temperature and peak temperature decreases slightly. At the same time, the enthalpy of crystallization peak keeps almost constant during rolling. These results have revealed that cold rolling deformation has an apparently effect on the glass transition process but slightly effect on the crystallization process of Zr55Al10Ni5Cu30 BMG.
Zhong Cao, Xueqiang Cao, Lixian Sun, Yinghe He
M. H. Hu and Y. Hu, "Effect of Cold Rolling on Thermal Stability of Zr 55 Al10Ni5Cu30 Bulk Metallic Glass", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 239-242, pp. 490-495, 2011