A scheme to design multi-component bulk metallic glasses in ideal glass-forming liquids

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2476-2482
Journal / PublicationMaterials Transactions
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2007
Externally publishedYes


In this study, we have proposed to use binary eutectics, rather than individual constituent elements, as basic units for designing complex multi-component bulk metallic glasses (BMGs), based on a novel physical concept of "ideal" glass-forming liquids. An innovative approach to designing multi-component BMGs in these ideal liquids was thus established and the reliability and usefulness of the current approach of this strategy has been confirmed in the Zr-Fe-Cu-Al metallic systems. As a result, several new BMGs with superior GFA in this system were successfully developed. © 2007 The Japan Institute of Metals.

Research Area(s)

  • Bulk metallic glasses, Deep eutectics, Heat of mixing, Zirconium-copper-iron- aluminum system