The Size Range of Volume Change of Melting
Through considering the packing density and the lattice contraction, volume changes of elements with different structures DV on melting are modeled. An agreement between the model predictions and the experimental as well as theoretical data is found. Moreover, the alloy design principle for GFA of bulk metallic glasses (BMG) based on the size of DV is also suggested that amorphous metallic alloys will have the best GFA when its packing density approaches that of A2 crystal.
Z.Y. Zhong, H. Saka, T.H. Kim, E.A. Holm, Y.F. Han and X.S. Xie
H.M. Lu and Q. Jiang, "The Size Range of Volume Change of Melting", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 475-479, pp. 603-606, 2005