2006 Volume 47 Issue 9 Pages 2358-2362
The thermal stability, glass-forming ability (GFA) and mechanical properties of the Ni-Ta-Ti and Ni-Ta-Ti-Zr glassy alloys have been investigated. As the Ti content increases, the supercooled liquid region ΔTx(=Tx−Tg) and reduced glass transition temperature (Tg⁄Tl) of Ni60Ta40−xTix glassy alloys increase, showing maximum values of 63 K at 20%Ti and 0.59 at 25 at%Ti, respectively, and then gradually decrease. The addition of Zr to Ni-Ta-Ti alloys is effective for the increase in ΔTx and Tg⁄Tl. The maximum ΔTx and Tg⁄Tl values of 73 K and 0.60, respectively, are obtained for Ni60Ta15Ti20Zr5 alloy. The Ni-Ta-Ti-Zr glassy alloys were formed in the rod form with diameters of over 1.0 mm by copper mold casting. The Ni-Ta-Ti-Zr bulk glassy alloys exhibit excellent mechanical properties, i.e., the compressive fracture strength (σc,f) of 3180–3220 MPa and the compressive plastic elongation (εc,p) of 0.2–0.4%.