Crystallization behaviours around the glass transition temperature in an amorphous Fe-Nb-B alloy

Akihiko Hirata, Yoshihiko Hirotsu, Eiichiro Matsubara

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Abstract

Crystallization behaviours around the glass transition temperature in an amorphous Fe70Nb10B20 alloy were investigated by means of transmission electron microscopy. Dense bcc-Fe nanocrystals initially appeared as the primary phase, followed by the dense formation of the (Fe,Nb)23B6 nanocrystalline phase. The bcc-Fe nanocrystals were formed even by annealing at a temperature that is 38 K lower than the glass transition temperature. A difference of the low temperature behaviours between the present conventional amorphous alloy and a bulk metallic glass was discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)796-801
Number of pages6
JournalIntermetallics
Volume17
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Oct 1

Keywords

  • B. Glasses, metallic
  • D. Microstructure (as-cast, deformation-induced, recrystallization-induced)
  • F. Electron microscopy, transmission

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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