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Nanocrystallisation and Nanoquasicrystallisation in (Ti/Hf)-Zr-(Ni/Cu) Ternary Alloys

Basu, Joysurya and Louzguine, DV and Inoue, A and Ranganathan, S (2002) Nanocrystallisation and Nanoquasicrystallisation in (Ti/Hf)-Zr-(Ni/Cu) Ternary Alloys. In: MRS Proceedings, 754 .

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Abstract

The applicability of the confusion principle and size factor in glass formation has been explored by following different combinations of isoelectronic Ti, Zr and Hf metals. Four alloys of nominal composition Zr41.5Ti41.5Ni17, Zr41.5Hf41.5Ni17, Zr25Ti25Cu50 and Zr34Ti16Cu50 have been rapidly solidified to obtain an amorphous phase and their crystallisation behaviour has been studied. The Ti-Zr-Ni alloy crystallises in three steps. Initially this alloy precipitates icosahedral quasicrystalline phase, which on further heat treatment precipitates cF96 Zr2Ni phase. The Zr-Hf-Ni alloy can not be amorphised under the same experimental conditions. The amorphous Zr-Ti-Cu alloys at the initial stages of crystallisation phase-separateinto two amorphous phases and then on further heat treatment cF24 Cu5Zr and oC68 Cu10Zr7 phase are precipitated. The lower glass-forming abilityof Zr-Hf-Ni alloy and the crystallisation behaviour of the above alloys has been studied. The rationale behind nanoquasicrystallisation and the formation of other intermetallic phases has been explained.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2011 08:50
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2011 08:50
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/39919

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