A new approach to understanding and measuring glass formation in bulk amorphous materials

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1035-1043
Journal / PublicationIntermetallics
Issue number10-11 SPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2004
Externally publishedYes


This paper summarizes our recent work on the understanding of glass formation from considering both liquid phase stability and crystallization resistance from a physical metallurgical point of view. A comprehensive expression to predict glass-forming ability (GFA) for various glass-forming systems, γ=Tx/(Tg+Tl), was derived, where Tx is the crystallization temperature, Tg the glass transition temperature and Tl the liquidus temperature. Our physical-metallurgy approach is supported strongly by experimental data reported for various bulk amorphous materials. Also, some misconception commonly used for assessing the GFA in the literature will be clarified. © 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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  • B. Phase diagram, C. Casting, C. Melting