Competitive formation of glasses and glass-matrix composites

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-259
Journal / PublicationIntermetallics
Volume15
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2007
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

By systematically investigating the effect of chemical composition on the competitive formation of glasses in various systems, we attempt to address two long-standing scientific puzzles upon metallic glasses, i.e., (i) which composition is the best for forming glasses and glass-matrix composites and (ii) what determines the easy glass-forming composition range in a given alloy system. Our findings have led to the construction of a qualitative microstructure selection map, which is useful for guiding the design of bulkier metallic glasses and glass-matrix composites. In addition, our analysis demonstrates that the classical kinetic treatment of glass formation is insufficient; to analyze glass formation properly, it is necessary to go beyond simple assumptions of single polymorphic solidification during crystallization. © 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Research Area(s)

  • B. Glasses, metallic, B. Phase diagrams, B. Phase transformations

Citation Format(s)

Competitive formation of glasses and glass-matrix composites. / Lu, Z. P.; Ma, D.; Liu, C. T.; Chang, Y. A.

In: Intermetallics, Vol. 15, No. 3, 03.2007, p. 253-259.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review