Role of Mo in the local configuration and structure stabilization of amorphous steels, a Synchrotron X-ray diffraction and Mössbauer study

TitleRole of Mo in the local configuration and structure stabilization of amorphous steels, a Synchrotron X-ray diffraction and Mössbauer study
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsPineda, E, Bruna, P, Serrano, J, Torrens-Serra, J, Crespo, D
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Volume509
Start Page S56
KeywordsAmorphous materials, Metallic glasses, Quenching, Rapid-solidification
Abstract

Amorphous steels are promising materials with potential structural applications. The glass-forming ability (GFA) and mechanical properties of metallic glasses are intimately related to the local structure. In Fe-based alloys, Cr and Mo content seem to play a key role in stabilizing the amorphous atomic-level structure. Here we present a study on the effects of changing Mo content in Fe72−xC7Si3.3B5.5P8.7Cr2.3Al2Mox amorphous steels. We study the local structure of these alloys by Synchrotron X-ray diffraction and Mössbauer spectroscopy. The results show how the amorphous phase evolves from a ferromagnetic Fe-rich structure to a structure with predominance of paramagnetic environments with the increase of Mo content. The changes in the distribution of magnetic environments cannot be attributed only to the Fe–Mo substitution but to a change of local configuration in the amorphous phase.

URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2011.02.019
Short TitleJournal of Alloys and Compounds Vol. 509, June 2011, S56-S59
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