Pressure effect on crystallization of Zr41Ti14Cu12.5Ni10Be22.5 bulk metallic glass prepared by shock-wave quenching
Crystallization of Zr41Ti14Cu12.5Ni10Be22.5 bulk metallic glass (BMG) prepared by shock-wave quenching under high-temperature and high-pressure has been examined by in situ synchrotron radiation x-ray diffraction. The first precipitated phase is found to be the same at different pressures, but the subsequent phase precipitation sequences are different. The crystallization temperature of the BMG increases with pressure, but with a sudden drop at about 6.0 GPa. The different phase precipitation sequences and the sudden drop in the crystallization temperature can be explained by complex pressure effects on the atomic configuration of the BMG.