A GFA (glass-forming ability) indicator, reduced crystallization temperature (Trx), has been suggested based on the consideration of both resistance of the amorphous phase against crystallization and stability of the under-cooled liquid against competing crystalline phase formation. The Trx parameter exhibits the best correlations with critical thickness (Zc) and critical cooling rate (Rc) for glass formation when compared with those of ΔTx, Trg, and γ parameters. The Trx parameter obtained under higher scanning rate exhibits better linear regression fit with glass forming ability (GFA).
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The authors are grateful for the financial support of the Creative Research Initiatives of the Korean Ministry of Science and Technology.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Ceramics and Composites
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Materials Chemistry