Influence of Sn Addition on the Amorphization and Thermal Stability of CuTiZrNi Powders Processed by Mechanical Alloying
The influence of Sn addition on the amorphization of CuTiZrNi alloys processed by mechanical alloying of a mixture of pure elemental powder was studied. The thermal stability and crystallization behaviour of the amorphous mechanically alloyed powders was determined and compared with rapidly quenched ribbons with the same nominal chemical compositions. X-ray diffraction and differential scanning calorimetry were employed as the experimental techniques for samples characterization. Both applied samples preparation techniques resulted in the formation of fully amorphous Cu47Ti34Zr11Ni8 and Cu37Sn10Ti34Zr11Ni8 alloys. However, significant differences in thermal stability and crystallization behaviour have been found, depending not only on the alloy composition, but on the fabrication method as well. The observed influence of Sn addition was more evident for the ribbons, resulting in the change of the number of crystallization effects, their temperatures and activation energy of crystallization. For mechanically alloyed powders these changes were not so dramatic.
Luís Guerra ROSA and Fernanda MARGARIDO
D. Oleszak and T. Kulik, "Influence of Sn Addition on the Amorphization and Thermal Stability of CuTiZrNi Powders Processed by Mechanical Alloying", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 636-637, pp. 917-921, 2010