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Influence of Ag and Co additions on glass-forming ability, thermal and mechanical properties of Cu-Zr-Al bulk metallic glasses

Authors/others:Escher, B. (IFW Dresden, Institute for Integrative Nanosciences (IIN), Inst Complex Mat) Kühn, U. (IFW Dresden, Institute for Integrative Nanosciences (IIN), Inst Complex Mat) Eckert, J. (IFW Dresden, Institute for Integrative Nanosciences (IIN), Inst Complex Mat) Rentenberger, C.Pauly, S. (IFW Dresden, Institute for Integrative Nanosciences (IIN), Inst Complex Mat)
Abstract:In this study, the effect different amounts of Ag and Co have on thermal stability, phase formation and mechanical properties of the glass-forming alloys (Cu0.5Zr0.5)95−x−yAl5AgxCoy (2≤x≤5 and 0≤y≤2) and Cu47.5−yZr47.5Al5Coy (0≤y≤2) was investigated, respectively. The addition of Ag increases the glass-forming ability (GFA) of the alloys by enhancing the stability of the undercooled melt and by simultaneously reducing the stability of the B2 CuZr high-temperature phase. Co instead, has the opposite effect. It leads to an increased thermal stability of the B2 phase, as well as a decreased stability of the undercooled melt and, consequently, lowers the GFA of the alloys. Moreover, a metastable big cube phase precipitates in some alloys stabilized by oxygen, which is introduced during casting. There is a strong interdependence between the phase formation and the tendency of the present alloys to vitrify. This correlation can be captured by the K-parameter (Song et al. 2011 [1]) calculated from the respective transformation temperatures. The plastic strain of the present ternary, quaternary and quinary alloys reflects the GFA as well: the higher the tendency to form a glass, the smaller the plastic strain. Once B2 crystals precipitate in the glass, the plasticity is enhanced significantly.
Language:English
Number of pages:9
Date of publication:15.9.2016
Journal title:Materials Science and Engineering A: Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructures and Processing
Volume:673
Pages:90-98
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI):http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.msea.2016.06.081
Publication Type:Article
Research Group Physics of Nanostructured Materials
Faculty of Physics

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