The Structural Characterization of Ni-Ti-Zr Metallic Glass
Yu. Katuna a, M. Lisnichuk a, K. Saksla,b, V. Girman a, J. Gamcováa, D. Balga b, M. Ďurišin b, J. Kováč c and P. Sovák a
aInstitute of Physics, Faculty of Science, P.J. Šafárik University, Park Angelinum 9, 041 54 Košice, Slovakia
bInstitute of Materials Research, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Watsonová 47, 04001 Košice, Slovakia
cInstitute of Experimental Physics, SAS, Watsonová 47, 040 01 Košice, Slovakia
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Metallic glasses, in contrast to its crystalline counterparts, exhibit unique mechanical and structural properties, which make them attractive for practical applications. Especially Ni-Ti-Zr metallic glass is a promising alloy for micromechanical systems because of its known shape memory properties. Shape memory effect is connected with structural phase transformation. In this paper, the ambient-temperature-structure of Ni-Ti-Zr metallic glass is investigated using transmission electron microscopy and synchrotron X-ray diffraction, the surface and chemical analysis is documented using scanning electron microscopy. Thermal stability of the alloy has been determined using differential scanning calorimetry.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.131.750
PACS numbers: 75.50.Kj, 68.37.Ma, 68.37.Lp