Density and Enthalpy Relaxation Behavior in a Bulk Pd40Ni40P20 Metallic Glass


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The kinetics of structural relaxation in a Pd40Ni40P20 bulk metallic glass was investigated by the volume relaxation due to density experiments and the enthalpy relaxation due to specific heat experiments. A two-step relaxation process was found in the volume relaxation, while the enthalpy relaxation seemed to be one-step relaxation process with a spectrum of relaxation times. First-step volume relaxation only in as-quenched glass was the process with a spread of relaxation times at lower relaxing temperature, while a Debye-type relaxation behavior was observed at higher temperature near Tg and in pre-annealed glass. The comparison of the kinetics of volume and enthalpy relaxations at the same temperature showed a disagreement with the prediction of free volume theory.



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O. Haruyama and S. Yamada, "Density and Enthalpy Relaxation Behavior in a Bulk Pd40Ni40P20 Metallic Glass", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 561-565, pp. 1283-1286, 2007

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