Microstructural Characterization of the Crystallization Sequence of a Severe Plastically Deformed Al-Ce-Ni-Co Amorphous Alloy
Discs of Al85Ce8Ni5Co2 amorphous alloy were severely deformed by high pressure torsion. Severe plastic deformation exceeding equivalent strain of 8.2 induces the formation of nanocrystalline fcc-Al in a more stable residual amorphous matrix. Calorimetric and X-ray diffraction measurements revealed that the deformed outer part of the disc crystallizes into a mixture of equilibrium phases during the first thermal event. However, in the amorphous ribbon the same crystalline mixture develops only after the second stage.
W.J. Poole, M.A. Wells and D.J. Lloyd
Z. Kovács et al., "Microstructural Characterization of the Crystallization Sequence of a Severe Plastically Deformed Al-Ce-Ni-Co Amorphous Alloy", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 519-521, pp. 1329-1334, 2006