Reply to comments on “Structure origin of a transition of classic-to-avalanche nucleation in Zr-Cu-Al bulk metallic glasses, Acta Materialia, 149, 108 (2018)”

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Author(s)

  • Si Lan
  • Zhenduo Wu
  • Jie Zhou
  • Zhaoping Lu
  • Jörg Neuefeind

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)168-169
Journal / PublicationScripta Materialia
Volume163
Online published10 Jan 2019
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2019

Abstract

In the comments on “Structure origin of a transition of classic-to-avalanche nucleation in Zr-Cu-Al bulk metallic glasses, Acta Materialia, 149, 108 (2018)”, Altounian et al. argued that the avalanche type of nucleation observed in our paper is due to the presence of oxygen and other impurities. In this letter, we show that the amount of oxygen in our bulk metallic glass samples is far below the level found in ribbon samples that would trigger an explosive nucleation event. Rather, the avalanche type of nucleation reported in our study of Zr-Cu-Al bulk metallic glass is a compositional effect, where the elemental compositions were systematically varied leading to different crystalline phases.

Research Area(s)

  • Bulk metallic glasses, Crystallization kinetics, Glass-forming ability, Neutron diffraction

Citation Format(s)

Reply to comments on “Structure origin of a transition of classic-to-avalanche nucleation in Zr-Cu-Al bulk metallic glasses, Acta Materialia, 149, 108 (2018)”. / Lan, Si; Wu, Zhenduo; Wei, Xiaoya; Zhou, Jie; Lu, Zhaoping; Neuefeind, Jörg; Wang, Xun-Li.

In: Scripta Materialia, Vol. 163, 01.04.2019, p. 168-169.

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