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Evolution of the structure of amorphous alloys

Institute of Solid State Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Akademika Osip'yana str. 2, Chernogolovka, Moscow Region, 142432, Russian Federation

This review addresses the current state of research on how amorphous alloys or metallic glasses evolve structurally from the initial amorphous to the final completely crystalline state. Structure transformations under heating, deformation, or irradiation conditions are considered. Particular attention is given to pre-crystallization processes. The stratification of a uniform amorphous phase into regions different in composition and/or in the type of short range order is described. The possibility is examined of whether completely or partially crystallized samples (single-phase, multi-phase, nanocrystalline, or those with surface-to-bulk difference) may have their structures modified to produce the required physical properties.

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PACS: 61.05.−a, 61.46.−w, 64.70.P−, 64.75.−g (all)
DOI: 10.3367/UFNe.0181.201112b.1265
Citation: Abrosimova G E "Evolution of the structure of amorphous alloys" Phys. Usp. 54 1227–1242 (2011)
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Received: 7th, April 2011, revised: 10th, June 2011, 31st, May 2011

Оригинал: Абросимова Г Е «Эволюция структуры аморфных сплавов» УФН 181 1265–1281 (2011); DOI: 10.3367/UFNr.0181.201112b.1265

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