Treatise on Materials Science and Technology

Treatise on Materials Science and Technology

Ultrarapid Quenching of Liquid Alloys

1st Edition - December 28, 1981

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  • Editor: Herbert Herman
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323149457

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Treatise on Materials Science and Technology, Volume 20: Ultrarapid Quenching of Liquid Alloys investigates the relationship between the science and utility of materials, with emphasis on the ultrarapid quenching of liquid alloys. Topics covered range from rapid solidification of non-metals and crystalline iron-base alloys to corrosion behavior of amorphous alloys. Experimental methods in rapid quenching from the melt are also discussed. This volume is comprised of nine chapters and begins with a historical overview of various methods that have evolved for producing rapidly solidified materials. The criteria for the formation of highly metastable states and how these relate to experiment are described. Subsequent chapters explore rapid solidification of non-metals; the industrial implications of rapid solidification of iron-based alloys by means of plasma spraying; annealing effects in metallic glasses; and the corrosion behavior of amorphous alloys. The mechanical properties of metallic glasses are also considered, along with the electrical properties of rapidly solidified materials. This book should be of interest to materials scientists and engineers as well as metallurgists, researchers, and students.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors



    1 Experimental Methods in Rapid Quenching from the Melt

    I. Introduction

    II. Historical Survey

    III. Survey of Methods for Rapid Quenching from the Melt

    IV. Cooling and Freezing

    V. Product Formation

    VI. Micro Structure

    VII. Conclusion

    List of Symbols


    2 Rapid Solidification of Nonmetals


    I. Experimental Devices

    II. New Metastable Phases

    III. Physical Studies of Amorphous Oxides



    3 Rapid Solidification of Crystalline Iron-Base Alloys

    I. Introduction

    II. Techniques and Related Matters

    III. As-Solidified Structures of Ferrous Alloys

    IV. Heat-Treated Alloys

    V. Commercial Alloys—Structure

    VI. Mechanical Properties

    VII. Conclusions and Future Trends


    4 Plasma-Sprayed Materials

    I. Introduction

    II. Plasma Characteristics

    III. The Characterization of Plasma-Sprayed Materials

    IV. Conclusions


    5 Metallic Glasses

    I. Introduction

    II. Nature of the Glassy State

    III. Glass Formation

    IV. Atomic Transport Properties

    V. Structure

    VI. Physical Properties and Low-Temperature Transport Behavior

    VII. Prospect


    6 Annealing Effects in Metallic Glasses

    I. Introduction

    II. Thermodynamic Aspects of Annealing

    III. Basic Effects of Annealing in Metallic Glasses

    IV. Closing Remarks


    7 Corrosion Behavior of Amorphous Alloys

    I. Introduction

    II. Fundamental Aspects of Corrosion of Amorphous Alloys

    III. Causes for Great Corrosion Resistance of Certain Amorphous Alloys

    IV. Concluding Remarks


    8 Mechanical Properties of Amorphous Metals and Alloys

    I. Elastic Properties

    II. Anelastic Properties

    III. Yielding, Hardness, and Inhomogeneous Shear

    IV. Stress Relaxation, Plastic Flow, and Creep

    V. Fracture

    VI. Fatigue

    VII. Micromechanisms

    VIII. Summary and Conclusions



    9 Electrical Properties of Liquid-Quenched Metals

    I. Introduction

    II. Supersaturated Solid Solutions

    III. Nonequilibrium Crystalline Phases

    IV. Amorphous Metallic Alloys



    Contents of Previous Volumes

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  • No. of pages: 462
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1981
  • Published: December 28, 1981
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323149457

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Herbert Herman

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