Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry

, Volume 136, Issue 3, pp 1053–1067 | Cite as

Crystallization kinetics study of melt-spun Zr66.7Ni33.3 amorphous alloy by electrical resistivity measurements

  • B. SmiliEmail author
  • L. Abadlia
  • W. Bouchelaghem
  • N. Fazel
  • I. Kaban
  • F. Gasser
  • J. G. Gasser


In this paper, the electronic transport properties of as-spun Zr66.7Ni33.3 alloys were studied in detail by a combination of electrical resistivity and absolute thermoelectric power measurements over a temperature range from 25 up to 400 °C. Moreover, the isochronal and isothermal crystallization kinetics of Zr66.7Ni33.3 glassy alloy has been investigated based on the electrical resistivity measurements. The comparative study of the crystallization kinetics of these binary amorphous alloys was carried out, for the first time to our knowledge, using an accurate method for electrical resistivity measurements. In the isochronal heating process, the apparent activation energy for crystallization was determined to be, respectively, 371.4 kJ mol−1 and 382.2 kJ mol−1, by means of Kissinger and Ozawa methods. The Johnson–Mehl–Avrami model was used to describe the isothermal transformation kinetics, and the local Avrami exponent has been determined in the range from 2.97 to 3.23 with an average value of 3.1, implying a mainly diffusion-controlled three-dimensional growth with an increasing nucleation rate. Based on an Arrhenius relationship, the local activation energy was analyzed, which yields an average value Ex = 376.2 kJ mol−1.


Metallic glasses Electronic transport properties Thermal stability Crystallization kinetics Activation energy Local Avrami exponent 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratory of Inorganic Materials ChemistryUniversity Badji Mokhtar of AnnabaAnnabaAlgeria
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Physique de la Matière et du Rayonnement (LPMR)Université Mohamed Chérif MessaadiaSouk-AhrasAlgeria
  3. 3.Laboratoire de Chimie et Physique - Approche Multiéchelles des Milieux Complexes (LCP-A2MC), Institut de Chimie, Physique et MatériauxUniversité de LorraineMetz cedex 3France
  4. 4.IFW Dresden, Institute for Complex MaterialsDresdenGermany

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