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Depression of melting point of multidomained bismuth in aluminum based metallic glass nanocomposites

Goswami, R and Chattopadhyay, K (1996) Depression of melting point of multidomained bismuth in aluminum based metallic glass nanocomposites. In: Applied Physics Letters, 69 (7). pp. 910-912.

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Abstract

We report the synthesis of nanocomposites of Bi in an aluminum based metallic glass matrix by rapid solidification. It is shown that constrained melting and solidification of nanometer sized embedded Bi particles lead to the formation of symmetry related multidomained particles. The Bi particles exhibit a significantly large depression of bulk melting point (over 100 K) requiring a free energy gain of greater than $0.73X10^8 J m^-^3$. This cannot be explained by the size dependence of melting points or other pressure effects and represents an intrinsic characteristic of the multidomained particles.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to American Institute of Physics (AIP).
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2005
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:18
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/3071

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