Crystallization and structural relaxation of Co48Mn 20Ge10B10Si12 amorphous alloy

Suk Won Hwang, Dong H. Im, I. S. Chun, C. S. Yoon, C. K. Kim

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Co-Mn-Ge metallic glass was produced by melt-spinning process. When annealed below its crystallization temperature, the alloy exhibited a dramatic increase in magnetization, which was attributed to the relaxation of the amorphous structure. The increased glass stability due to the relaxation by moderate annealing was well demonstrated as the amorphous alloy remained nearly amorphous during the second annealing step even though the annealing temperature was raised well above the crystallization temperature. It was concluded that a redistribution of Ge atoms and subsequent change in chemical short-range ordering may have been responsible for the observed relaxation phenomenon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)206-210
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Mar 9
Externally publishedYes


  • Amorphous materials
  • Magnetic measurements
  • Metals

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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