Quasicrystalline effects on the mechanical relaxation behavior of a Ti45Zr16Ni9Cu10Be20 metallic glass

H. T. Jeong, J. M. Park, W. T. Kim, D. H. Kim

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In order to investigate the effects of quasicrystalline phase on the mechanical relaxation behavior of a metallic glass, dynamic mechanical properties of as-spun and heat treated Ti45Zr16Ni9Cu10Be20 ribbons were measured. From the temperature dependence of the shift factor, obtained by the master curve of tan δ, the activation energies for sub-Tg and α-relaxation of both ribbons were calculated and their relaxation mechanisms were investigated. The activation energy for sub-Tg relaxation of heat treated ribbon which contains the quasicrystalline phase in the amorphous matrix showed higher value than that of the as-spun amorphous ribbon, while the activation energy for α-relaxation of both ribbons showed similar value. The activation energy for the sub-Tg relaxation of the heat treated ribbon was even higher than that for the α-relaxation of it. The high value of the activation energy for the sub-Tg relaxation of a heat treated ribbon can be said to be ascribed to the highly cooperative motions associated with the phason-type atomic rearrangement of the quasicrystalline phase embedded in the amorphous matrix of the heat treated Ti45Zr16Ni9Cu10Be20 ribbon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering A
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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