Bulk Amorphous Alloys - Preparation and Fundamental Characteristics
Interest in bulk amorphous alloys has increased rapidly throughout the world and these materials have now gained a position of great importance in basic science and engineering materials technology. Bulk amorphous alloys based upon the Zr-Al-Ni-Cu, Zr-(Ti,Nb)-Al-Ni-Cu and Zr-Ti-Ni-Cu-Be systems have already achieved wide commercial success as components of various tehnical accessories ranging from sporting goods to optical instruments.
Here is a state-of-the art review on this new group of materials, covering all areas of interest, ranging from the synthesis of these special alloys and their fundamental properties, to their engineering characteristics and applications. This work will therefore be of equal interest to those who wish to become fully acquainted with the subject, and to those who are already actively engaged in the field.
1. History of Bulk Amorphous Alloys. 2. High Glass-Forming Ability and its Dominant Factors. 3. Compositional Dependence of the Dominant Factors for Glass Formation, delta Tx and Tg/Tm. 4. Continuous Cooling Transformation Behavior of Supercooled Liquid and Critical Cooling Rate for Glass Formation. 5. Preparation Methods of Bulk Amorphous Alloys. 6. Compositional Dependence of Maximum Sample Thickness (tmax). 7. Structure of Bulk Amorphous Alloys. 8. Structural Relaxation and Thermal Stability. 9. Physical Properties. 10. References.
Review from Ringgold Inc., ProtoView: Reviews this new group of alloys, discussing high glass-forming ability; compositional dependence of the dominant factors for glass formation; continuous cooling transformation behavior of supercooled liquid; critical cooling rate for glass formation; preparation methods; compositional dependence of maximum sample thickness; structural relaxation and thermal stability; and physical properties such as viscosity and electrical resistivity. No index.