J. Phys. Colloques
Volume 41, Numéro C8, Août 1980Fourth International Conference on Liquid and Amorphous Metals
|Page(s)||C8-95 - C8-102|
J. Phys. Colloques 41 (1980) C8-95-C8-102
ELABORATION OF AMORPHOUS METALS AND GLASS TRANSITIONB.C. Giessen et S. Whang
FORMATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF AMORPHOUS METALS
Materials Science Division, Institute of Chemical Analysis, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, U.S.A.
This review deals with the definition of amorphous and glassy metals ; the principal methods for their preparation by atom-by-atom deposition, rapid liquid quenching and particle bombardment ; criteria for their formation, especially ready glass formation (RGF) and its alloy chemical foundations ; and their classification. This is followed by a discussion of their elastic and plastic properties (Young's modulus and microhardness) and thermal stability (glass transition and crystallization temperatures), with emphasis on the correlation and composition dependence of these properties and without special reference to technically important glassy alloys.