The preparation of metallic glass ribbons by melt spinning is a simple technique; however, a researcher often faces many problems when undertaking the preparation of such ribbons. The difficulties encountered are oxidation of the melt, choking of the nozzle by the solidified metal, formation of metal globules or ribbon fragments, oxidation of the ribbons, etc. These problems are particularly severe when working with high melting point alloys. This report describes certain experimental techniques used to overcome problems in preparation of metallic glass ribbons of iron-boron and other high melting point alloys. The ribbons thus produced have been characterized by transmission electron microscopy, mechanical tests and differential thermal analysis. The mechanical strength of the ribbon is comparable to the best recorded strength for ribbons of similar composition. Thedta data support the view that the formation of the phase Fe23B6 takes place upon crystallization of the eutectic alloy.
Volume 43, 2020
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