Thermal and Time Stability of Amorphous Alloys: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Thermal and Time Stability of Amorphous Alloys

1st Edition

By A. M. Glezer, A. I. Potekaev, A. O. Cheretaeva

CRC Press

170 pages | 67 B/W Illus.

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This reference is dedicated to the problem of time-temperature stability of amorphous (non-crystalline) metal alloys with strongly nonequilibrium structure and unique physical and mechanical properties that are obtained by quenching from the melt at a rate that exceeds one millions of degrees c.o.s. second. As a stability test, the behavior of the plasticity of amorphous alloys is studied. The book examines the fundamental characteristics of amorphous alloys, the basic laws of structural relaxation, generalized information about the phenomenon of the ductile-brittle transition (temper embrittlement), the development of physically justified methods of predicting the stability of the properties, and provides information about the attempts of controlling the structure for the purpose of suppressing or deceleration of the ductile-brittle transition and, as a consequence, increasing the temperature and temporal stability of the amorphous state.

Table of Contents

The main characteristics of amorphous alloys


Structural defects

Plastic deformation



Structural relaxation

The physical nature of ΔT-effect

The ductile–brittle transition phenomenon

Main relationships

Plastic flow and temper brittleness

Analysis of structural models of temper brittleness

Ductile–brittle transition from the viewpoint of mechanics of plastic deformation and fracture

Ductile–brittle transition and the free volume

Inhomogeneities of the structure, forming elastic stress fields under acting loading

Acoustic emission studies

Formation of embrittled surface layers

Investigation of the magnetic, magneto–optical and spectroellipsometric properties

General model of failure in the ductile–brittle transition

Physical criteria for predicting thermal and time stability

Methods for increasing thermal and time stability

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General