Microstructural changes induced by thermal treatment in Cu47Ti33Zr11Ni8Si1 metallic glass

TitleMicrostructural changes induced by thermal treatment in Cu47Ti33Zr11Ni8Si1 metallic glass
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsBednarcik J, Venkataraman S, Khvostikova O, Franz H, Sordelet DJ, Eckert J
Journal TitleMaterials Science and Engineering a-Structural Materials Properties Microstructure and Processing
Date Published08/22
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number0921-5093
Accession NumberISI:000261420500048
Keywordsamorphous-alloys, CRYSTALLIZATION, CU, DSC, FREE-VOLUME, LIQUIDS, metallic glass, radiation, short-range order, Synchrotron light, temperature, Thermal treatment, transition, x-ray-diffraction, XRD

The influence of thermal treatment on structural changes in the Cu47Ti33Zr11Ni8Si1 metallic glass has been monitored using X-ray diffraction (XRD) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). Additionally, the short-range order structure has been investigated by XRD using synchrotron radiation. The changes observed in the calorimetric behaviour cannot be quantified using conventional XRD. Small changes are, however, visible in the total structure factor S (Q) primarily in terms of amplitude of the oscillations, which tend to increase with increasing thermal treatment temperature. Real-space analysis of the pair distribution function suggests that the first coordination shell consists of three peaks, which can be modelled using Gaussian distributions. Furthermore, the synchrotron data also reveal changes in the local structure that occur during structural relaxation and early formation of nanocrystals at temperatures close to the experimentally determined crystallization temperature. (C) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved

Alternate JournalMater. Sci. Eng. A-Struct. Mater. Prop. Microstruct. Process.