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Microstructures of glassy alloys: presence of hills, valleys, and veins

By Aboki T.A.M.


Amorphous ribbon surfaces, wheel and free sides are peculiar, but no microstructural description is not yet proposed. Here, we introduce a new description of the two surfaces by analogy with biological organs like a leaf as a network of hills, valleys, and veins. The venation can help understand the transport properties like heat dissipation during ribbon processing and mechanical properties like resilience or tensile strength of the amorphous ribbon. The new microstructure presentation can be useful to describe the crystallization of glassy material

Topics: Physics, QC1-999
Publisher: EDP Sciences
Year: 2011
DOI identifier: 10.1051/epjconf/20111503014
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