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Zhang, L. C., Xu, J. & Ma, E. (2002). Mechanically alloyed amorphous Ti50(Cu0.45Ni0.55)44-xAlxSi4B2 alloys with supercooled liquid region. Journal of Materials Research, 17 (7), 1743-1749.


A high-energy ball milling procedure has been developed to produce amorphous alloys in Ti50(Cu0.45Ni0.55)44−xAlxSi4B2 (x= 0, 4, 8, 12) powder mixtures. The milling products were characterized using x-ray diffraction, differential scanning calorimetry, and transmission electron microscopy. The Ti-based amorphous alloy powders prepared through this solid-state process exhibit a well-defined glass transition and a supercooled liquid region (ΔTx =64 K) close to the largest achieved so far for Ti-based undercooled melts. The substitution of Al for Cu and Ni has beneficial effects on stabilizing the supercooled liquid. Residual nanocrystals of the αTi structure are uniformly dispersed in the amorphous matrix. The composite alloy powders offer the potential for consolidation in the supercooled liquid region to bulk lightweight amorphous alloys and the possibility to attain desirable mechanical properties.



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