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Resonant vibration analysis for temperature dependence of elastic properties of bulk metallic glass

  • Sven Bossuyt (a1), Sixto Giménez (a2) and Jan Schroers (a3)

The variation of a Zr57Nb5Cu15Ni13Al10 bulk metallic glass’s elastic constants with temperature and thermal history was investigated, using an impulse excitation technique for resonant vibration analysis. The Young’s modulus at 550 K is 78 GPa with a slope of −17 MPa/K in the glass as-produced and increases to 80 GPa with a slope of −26 MPa/K upon annealing. The modulus of the supercooled liquid at 700 K is 74 GPa with a slope of −90 MPa/K, whereas for the crystallized material E = 100 GPa with a slope of −15 MPa/K. These results are interpreted in terms of the vibrational and configurational contributions to the temperature dependence and compared with calorimetry data.

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