Influence of casting temperature on the thermal stability of Cu- and Zr-based metallic glasses: Theoretical analysis and experiments

Abstract

Influence of casting temperature on the thermal stability of Cu- and Zr-based metallic glasses (MGs) was analyzed based on the monomer-cluster structural model using the Johnson–Mehl–Avrami (JMA) equation. The result indicates that increasing the casting temperature can enhance the thermal stability of MGs. It is suggested that it be attributed to the decrease in the amount of the local ordering clusters induced by the elevating casting temperature. The prediction is confirmed by continuous heating transformation diagrams constructed for the Cu- and Zr-amorphous samples obtained under different casting temperatures.

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The authors gratefully acknowledge the financial support from the Ministry of Science and Technology of China (Grant No. 2006CB605201) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 50731005).

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Zhu, Z., Zhang, H., Wang, H. et al. Influence of casting temperature on the thermal stability of Cu- and Zr-based metallic glasses: Theoretical analysis and experiments. Journal of Materials Research 23, 2714–2719 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1557/JMR.2008.0335

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