Analysis of Cu-Zr-Ag Amorphisable Alloys Produced by Centrifugal Casting
Bulk Metallic Glasses (BMGs) have been widely investigated due to their excellent physical and chemical properties . The copper based BMG occupies a special place in the family of BMGs since they are relatively low priced. The Cu-Zr-Ag ternary system has been examined on the basis of the ternary phase diagram . We have changed the concentration of the alloys from the Cu58Zr42 to the concentration of the deep eutectic point. Wedge-shaped samples have been cast from the master alloys by centrifugal casting into a copper mould, consequently analyse the influence of the cooling rate on the crystallization. The cooling rate has been estimated from the secondary dendrite arm distances by using a Cu-Sn crystalline alloy. Near the tip of the wedge the samples were amorphous and near the base of the wedge the samples were fully or partially crystallized. The structures of the samples have been characterized by scanning electron microscope and X-ray diffraction.
A. Roósz, V. Mertinger, P. Barkóczy and Cs. Hoó
D. Janovszky et al., "Analysis of Cu-Zr-Ag Amorphisable Alloys Produced by Centrifugal Casting", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 649, pp. 75-80, 2010