Change of Nanostructure in (Fe0.5Co0.5)72B20Si4Nb4 Metallic Glass on Annealing
Nanoscale structural change in (Fe0.5Co0.5)72B20Si4Nb4 bulk glassy alloy on annealing has been investigated using transmission electron microscopy. On annealing at temperatures above 773K, electron diffraction intensity analysis showed a clear structure change for a Cr23C6-type local atomic ordering. The local structure formation of Cr23C6-type nanophase was confirmed by nanobeam electron diffraction. A development process of dense precipitates of the Cr23C6-type nanophase was further studied by high-resolution electron microscopy. It was found that the formation of the highly-dense nanoprecipitates provides an increase in Vickers hardness.
T. Chandra, K. Tsuzaki, M. Militzer , C. Ravindran
A. Hirata et al., "Change of Nanostructure in (Fe0.5Co0.5)72B20Si4Nb4 Metallic Glass on Annealing", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 539-543, pp. 2077-2081, 2007