Effect of Titanium Additions on the Thermophysical Properties of Glass-Forming Cu50Zr50 Alloy
Differential scanning calorimetry, laser flash method, and dilatometry were used to study the thermophysical properties of quenched Cu50Zr50–xTix (x = 0, 2, 4, 6, 8) alloys in the temperature range from room temperature to 1100 K. Data obtained on the heat capacity, thermal diffusivity, and density have been used to calculate the coefficient of thermal conductivity. Temperatures corresponding to the stability of martensite CuZr phase, its eutectoid decomposition, and formation in Cu50Zr50–xTix alloys with different Ti contents upon heating have been determined. It has been found that the thermal diffusivity and thermal conductivity of the studied alloys are low and a typical of metallic systems. As the titanium content increases, the coefficients of thermal conductivity and thermal diffusivity vary slightly. It has been shown that the low values of thermophysical characteristics correspond to the better capability of amorphization and can be a criterion for the glass-forming ability of Cu–Zr-based alloys.
KeywordsCu–Zr–Ti alloys thermal conductivity density thermal diffusivity phase transformations
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