Evidence for strain and a structural reset in Pd40Ni40P20 bulk metallic glass

Stringe, Mark; Rösner, Harald; Wilde, Gerhard

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Individual heat treatments on bulk Pd40Ni40P20 metallic glass samples were performed in a differential scanning calorimeter to either activate mainly β or both α and β relaxation processes as well as heating into the supercooled liquid. The medium-range order of the final amorphous structure was investigated by fluctuation electron microscopy and compared with that of the as-cast state. The results indicate that first, a defined structural reset was achieved by heating into the supercooled liquid. Second, the annealed states exhibit a lower volume fraction of medium-range order, and third, the strain is increased due to the reduction of excess volume after annealing.

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Release year: 2022
Language in which the publication is writtenEnglish
Link to the full text: https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0098050