Amorphous Cux Zr100-x alloy powder has been synthesized in the range 20 ≦ x ≦ 80 by mechanical alloying mixtures of Cu and Zr powders. This range is larger than amorphous alloys produced by the vaporquenching technique. A mixture of amorphous and crystalline phases formed at the compositions of Cu10Zr90 and Cu90Zr10. Amorphous CuxZr100-x alloy powder also has been synthesized in the range 20 ≦ X ≦ 60 by mechanical alloying mixtures of intermetallic compound Cu9Zr2 and CuZr2 powders. The temperature and activation energy for crystallization of the MA Cu-Zr amorphous powders are higher than that for vaporquenched samples. The contamination by oxygen of MA samples might be explain the differences in thermal properties between MA Cu-Zr amorphous powders and vapor-quenched Cu-Zr samples.
Chen, T.R. and Lee, P.Y.
"Formation of Amorphous Cu-Zr Alloy Powder by Mechanical Alloying,"
Journal of Marine Science and Technology: Vol. 1:
1, Article 9.
Available at: https://jmstt.ntou.edu.tw/journal/vol1/iss1/9