Effect of nano-quasicrystals on viscosity of a Zr-based bulk metallic glass

J. Gubicza, J. L. Lábár, E. Agócs, D. Fátay, J. Lendvai

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The effect of formation of nano-quasicrystals on the creep behavior of a Zr44Ti11Cu10Ni10Be25 bulk metallic glass was studied by the indentation technique above the glass transition temperature. The apparent viscosity of the supercooled liquid-quasicrystal composite increases with increasing volume fraction of the quasicrystalline phase following a simple relationship derived previously for dilute suspensions. The formation of quasicrystalline particles is accompanied by the decrease of activation energy of creep. This was related to the increase of the Be/Ti ratio in the supercooled liquid phase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-294
Number of pages4
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2008


  • Bulk amorphous materials
  • Creep
  • Quasicrystal
  • Transmission electron microscopy (TEM)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys

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