It is shown that the study of the kinetics of crystallization of an amorphous alloy may be used to obtain the correct form of the low temperature part of the time-temperature-transformation (T-T-T) curves. A unified review of the current kinetics of crystallization studies is presented and the general kinetic equation which gives the reaction rate as a function of temperature and crystalline fraction is shown to contain information related to the T-T-T-curves. Finally examples of application to two metallic glasses, Nd3Fe77B20 and Fe67.5Co15Nb1.5B16, obtained by rapid solidification techniques are presented. The comparison between theory and experiment is satisfactory. © 1991 Wiley Heyden Ltd., Chichester and Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest.
|Journal||Journal of Thermal Analysis|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jun 1991|