High pressure torsion induced structural transformations in Ti- and Zr-based amorphous alloys

D. V. Gunderov, E. V. Boltynjuk, E. V. Ubyivovk, A. A. Churakova, G. E. Abrosimova, V. D. Sitdikov, A. R. Kilmametov, R. Z. Valiev

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The melt-spun (MS) Ti50Ni25Cu25 alloy and the Zr62Cu22Al10Fe5Dy1 bulk metallic glass (BMG) were subjected to high pressure torsion (HPT). X-ray diffraction (XRD) measurements show a shift of the first diffraction halo to a low angle after HPT processing, which corresponds to an increase in the values of the radius of the first coordination sphere and the free volume. Direct density measurements confirmed an increase in free volume values. A special TEM procedure was used for a detailed study of the microstructure of both amorphous alloys after HPT processing. The study revealed the formation of a large density of shear bands (SBs) in both alloys. Nanocrystals are formed directly in shear bands as a result of strain-induced nanocrystallization. Amorphous nanoclusters with a size of 20 nm are formed in an amorphous matrix surrounding the SBs in the HPT-processed MS alloy Ti50Ni25Cu25. The formation of nanoclusters was not observed in BMG Zr62Cu22Al10Fe5Dy1 after HPT processing.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012052
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
StatePublished - 21 Nov 2018
EventOpen School-Conference of NIS Countries on Ultrafine Grained and Nanostructured Materials 2018, UFGNM 2018 - Ufa, Bashkortostan Republic, Russian Federation
Duration: 1 Oct 20185 Oct 2018

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