On the origin of multi-component bulk metallic glasses: Atomic size mismatches and de-mixing.

@article{Zhang2015OnTO,
  title={On the origin of multi-component bulk metallic glasses: Atomic size mismatches and de-mixing.},
  author={Kai Zhang and Bradley Dice and Yanhui Liu and Jan Ole Schroers and Mark D. Shattuck and C. S. O'hern},
  journal={The Journal of chemical physics},
  year={2015},
  volume={143 5},
  pages={054501}
}
The likelihood that an undercooled liquid vitrifies or crystallizes depends on the cooling rate R. The critical cooling rate R(c), below which the liquid crystallizes upon cooling, characterizes the glass-forming ability (GFA) of the system. While pure metals are typically poor glass formers with R(c)>10(12)K/s, specific multi-component alloys can form bulk… CONTINUE READING