Effect of Pre-Existing Nuclei on Crystallization during Laser Welding of Zr-Based Metallic Glass
In this study, experiments are carried out to demonstrate that in laser welding of a Zr-based (Zr52.5Ti5Al10Ni14Cu17.9) bulk metallic glass (BMG), pre-existing nuclei nucleus density has significant influence on its crystallization behavior. Based on the classical nucleation/growth theory, it is concluded that a small amount of pre-existing nuclei in a BMG can shift the time-temperature-transformation (TTT) curve from a well-known 'C-shape' to a 'ε-shape.' This result provides fundamental understanding on why the shape of the TTT curve for a heating process is different from that for a cooling process for the same BMG. Two quality factors were defined as a measure of the effect of pre-existing nucleus density. By integrating the classical nucleation/growth theory with the heat transfer model, the evolution of crystalline phase during laser welding for a BMG with pre-existing nuclei was studied, and the modeling predictions compared favorably with the experimental results.
Y. Shen et al., "Effect of Pre-Existing Nuclei on Crystallization during Laser Welding of Zr-Based Metallic Glass," Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, vol. 513, pp. 55 - 63, Elsevier B.V., Jun 2019.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2019.03.022
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Amorphous alloys; Crystallization; Laser processing; Metallic glasses; Nucleation and growth
International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)
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01 Jun 2019