Ni-based amorphous alloys containing no metalloids are developed in the alloy system Ni-Zr-Al-Y. A partial replacement of Zr by Y significantly enhances the glass-forming ability and enlarges the undercooled liquid region during continuous heating of amorphous ribbons. A quaternary alloy Ni55Zr17Al11Y17 exhibits large undercooled liquid region (54 K) implying high glass-forming ability of the alloy. The glass transition and crystallization temperatures of the quaternary alloy obtained in a differential scanning calorimetry are 717 and 771 K, respectively. A fully amorphous rod (Φ1 mm) and a rod (Φ2 mm) having a high volume fraction (∼80%) of the amorphous phase can be prepared by copper mold injection casting.
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This work is supported by Creative Research Initiatives of the Korean Ministry of Science and Technology.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering