Russian Journal of Physical Chemistry A

, Volume 89, Issue 2, pp 168–170 | Cite as

Effect of small additions of silicon on the amorphization of Zr-Cu-Nb-Fe alloys

  • N. A. ArutyunyanEmail author
  • A. I. Zaitsev
  • S. F. Dunaev
  • N. L. Fedotova
Chemical Thermodynamics and Thermochemistry


Effect of small additions of silicon on the glass-forming ability and thermal stability of Zr-Cu-Nb-Fe amorphous alloys is studied. It is found that adding 0.5 at % silicon has a positive effect on the alloys’ tendency toward amorphization. The possibility of using the region of thermal stability of amorphous alloys as a criterion of glass-forming ability is analyzed.


Zr-Cu-Nb-Fe amorphous alloys small additives amorphization glass-forming ability amorphization criteria thermal stability of amorphous alloys 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. A. Arutyunyan
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. I. Zaitsev
    • 1
    • 2
  • S. F. Dunaev
    • 1
  • N. L. Fedotova
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Bardin Central Research Institute of Ferrous MetallurgyMoscowRussia

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