The effect of Gd addition on the glass-forming ability of Cu-Zr-Al alloy

Fu, H. M. and Wang, Hao and Zhang, H. F. and Hu, Z. Q. (2006) The effect of Gd addition on the glass-forming ability of Cu-Zr-Al alloy. Scripta Materialia, 55 (2). pp. 147-150. ISSN 1359-6462


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A new Cu-based bulk metallic glass (BMG) with 10 mm diameter was successfully prepared by a conventional copper mold casting method using alloy Cu46Zr45Al7Gd2. The addition of Gd effectively alleviates the harmful effects of oxygen in the melt by the preferential formation of gadolinium oxide and significantly increases the glass-forming ability (GFA). The Trg=Tg/Tm reaches to maximum value of 0.694 for the Cu46Zr45Al7Gd2 alloy, which is consistent with the experimental results.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Awaiting author's copy of paper which may be deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:01
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:43
Uncontrolled Keywords: bulk metallic glass; glass-forming ability; oxidation
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091206 Glass
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091207 Metals and Alloy Materials
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2006.03.052

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