Mechanical properties of amorphous metal alloy Al87(Ni,Fe)8(REM)5 system as a result of short-term annealing


  • K. Khrushchyk Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Lviv, Ukraine; University of Silesia in Katowice, Katowice, Poland
  • A. Barylski University of Silesia in Katowice, Katowice, Poland
  • K. Aniolek University of Silesia in Katowice, Katowice, Poland
  • M. Karolus University of Silesia in Katowice, Katowice, Poland
  • L. Boichyshyn Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Lviv, Ukraine



amorphous metal alloys based on aluminum, differential scanning calorimetry, microhardness, nanocrystallization, Young's modulus


The phase transition temperatures for amorphous metals based on aluminum Al87(Ni,Fe)8(REM)5 system were determined by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC).  The mechanisms of formation and growth of nanocrystals in an amorphous matrix were predicted using kinetic models (Matusita model). It was found that after annealing at the temperature of stable nanocrystalline growth, an X-ray amorphous structure with a volume fraction of disordered nanocrystalline phases of solid state of Al(X), GdFe2, AlFe2Ni, GdFe2 for the amorphous metal alloy (AMA) Al87Y4Gd1Ni4Fe4 alloy and microcrystalline phases of solid state of Al(X), GdFe2 AlFe2Ni for the Al87Gd5Ni4Fe4 alloy are formed, which significantly affects the mechanical properties of the Al87(Ni,Fe)8(REM)5 system. The effect of annealing on the mechanical properties of amorphous aluminum-based alloys was investigated using Oliver-Pharr and Young's modulus methods it was found that thermal modification of AMAs: Al87Gd5Ni4Fe4 as a result of heat treatment of AMAs from 5 to 15 min., the microhardness increases from 0.20 GPa to 2.75 GPa, and when heat treated for 60 min at a temperatures of T3 = 645±5 K, 647±5 K, it decreases to 0.35 GPa and 0.45 GPa, respectively.


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How to Cite

Khrushchyk, K., Barylski, A., Aniolek, K., Karolus, M., & Boichyshyn, L. (2024). Mechanical properties of amorphous metal alloy Al87(Ni,Fe)8(REM)5 system as a result of short-term annealing. Physics and Chemistry of Solid State, 25(1), 178–184.



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