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Chin. Phys. B, 2022, Vol. 31(9): 098106    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/ac67c9

Amorphous transformation of ternary Cu45Zr45Ag10 alloy under microgravity condition

Ming-Hua Su(苏明华), Fu-Ping Dai(代富平), and Ying Ruan(阮莹)
School of Physical Science and Technology, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an 710072, China
Abstract  The influences of undercooling rate and cooling rate on the microstructural evolution of ternary Cu45Zr45Ag10 alloy using single-roller melt spinning and drop tube are investigated. The rapidly quenched alloy ribbons achieve a homogeneous glass structure. The microstructure of the droplets transforms from the Cu10Zr7 dendrites plus (Cu10Zr7+AgZr) eutectic into Cu10Zr7 dendrite with the decrease of droplet diameter. As the diameter decreases to 180 μm, the Cu45Zr45Ag10 alloy changes from crystal to amorphous structure, showing that the cooling rate is not the only influence factor and the undercooling play a certain role in the forming of the amorphous alloy at the same time under microgravity condition.
Keywords:  Cu-Zr-Ag      rapid solidification      microgravity      glass transformation  
Received:  06 March 2022      Revised:  02 April 2022      Accepted manuscript online:  18 April 2022
PACS:  81.30.Fb (Solidification)  
  81.10.Mx (Growth in microgravity environments)  
  81.05.Kf (Glasses (including metallic glasses))  
Fund: Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 51671161, u1806219, and 52088101) and the Natural Science Foundation Research Project of Shanxi Province, China (Grant No. 2020JZ-08).
Corresponding Authors:  Fu-Ping Dai     E-mail:

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Ming-Hua Su(苏明华), Fu-Ping Dai(代富平), and Ying Ruan(阮莹) Amorphous transformation of ternary Cu45Zr45Ag10 alloy under microgravity condition 2022 Chin. Phys. B 31 098106

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