Undercooling solidification behavior and bulk amorphous formation of la 55Al 25Cu 10Ni 5Co 5 alloys with SiC whisker addition

Shuji Azumo, Katsuhisa Nagayama

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It is reported that La-Al-Transition Metal alloys have high undercooled melt formation and high bulk amorphous formation ability by using rapid solidification process. We have examined the undercooling solidification and remarkable nucleation control behavior with adding SiC whisker by using containerless process. In this study, we investigated the undercooling, nucleation behavior and bulk amorphous formation for La 55Al 23Cu 10Ni 5Co 5 samples and samples with SiC whisker addition which are levitated and solidified by using the new gas jet flow and high cooling type electromagnetic levitation system. Therefore, the nucleation was controlled and the high undercooling degree, ΔT(= 0.22-0.28T m), was obtained with increasing SiC whisker addition. In addition, the bulk amorphous sample, φ7 mm sphere, was obtained at the cooling rate of levitating melt and solidification, about 100 K/s, for sample with 0.2% or more SiC whisker addition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)399-401
Number of pages3
JournalNippon Kinzoku Gakkaishi/Journal of the Japan Institute of Metals
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Apr 1


  • Bulk amorphous
  • Containerless process
  • Gas jet flow type levitation apparatus
  • High undercooling degree
  • La Al Cu Ni Co alloy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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