Non-linear effects of initial melt temperatures on microstructures and mechanical properties during quenching process of liquid Cu46Zr54 alloy

YF Mo and RS Liu and ZA Tian and YC Liang and HT Zhang and ZY Hou and HR Liu and AL Zhang and LL Zhou and P Peng and Z Xie, PHYSICA B-CONDENSED MATTER, 465, 81-88 (2015).

DOI: 10.1016/j.physb.2015.02.020

A MD simulation of liquid Cu46Zr54 alloys has been performed for understanding the effects of initial melt temperatures on the microstructural evolution and mechanical properties during quenching process. By using several microstructural analyzing methods, it is found that the icosahedral and defective icosahedral clusters play a key role in the microstructure transition. All the final solidification structures obtained at different initial melt temperatures are of amorphous structures, and their structural and mechanical properties are non-linearly related to the initial melt temperatures, and fluctuated in a certain range. Especially, there exists a best initial melt temperature, from which the glass configuration possesses the highest packing density, the optimal elastic constants, and the smaller extent of structural softening under deforming. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved,

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