Glass Forming Ability and Thermal Properties of a Cu-Based Bulk Metallic Glass Microalloyed with Silicon

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The (Cu42Zr42Al8Ag8)100-xSix amorphous alloy rods, x =0 to 1, with 3 mm in diameter were prepared by Cu-mold drop casting method. The glass forming ability, thermal properties and microstructure evolution was studied by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), and X-ray diffractometry (XRD). The XRD result reveals that these as-quenched (Cu42Zr42Al8Ag8)100-xSix alloy rods exhibit a broaden diffraction pattern of amorphous phase. The crystallization temperature and GFA (glass forming ability) of (Cu42Zr42Al8Ag8)100-xSix alloys increase with the silicon additions. The highest Trg (0.59) and γ value (0.405) occurred at the (Cu42Zr42Al8Ag8)99.75Si0.25 and (Cu42Zr42Al8Ag8)99.5Si0.5 alloy. In addition, both of the activation energy of crystallization and the incubation time of isothermal annealing for these (Cu42Zr42Al8Ag8)100-xSix alloys indicates that the (Cu42Zr42Al8Ag8)99.25Si0.75 alloy posses the best thermal stability among the (Cu42Zr42Al8Ag8)100-xSix alloy system.

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Materials Science Forum (Volumes 561-565)

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Edited by:

Young Won Chang, Nack J. Kim and Chong Soo Lee

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1341-1344

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.561-565.1341

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J. S.C. Jang et al., "Glass Forming Ability and Thermal Properties of a Cu-Based Bulk Metallic Glass Microalloyed with Silicon", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 561-565, pp. 1341-1344, 2007

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October 2007

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