Unusual effect of high pressures on phase transformations in Ni62Nb38 alloy

BN Galimzyanov and MA Doronina and AV Mokshin, JOURNAL OF PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY OF SOLIDS, 171, 110995 (2022).

DOI: 10.1016/j.jpcs.2022.110995

Binary Ni62Nb38 alloy belongs to the unique class of binary off-eutectic systems, which are able to form a bulk glassy state (L. Xia et al., 2006). In the present work, the (p, T) phase diagram of Ni62Nb38 alloy was first determined for a wide thermodynamic range with temperatures from 300 K to 6000 K and with pressures from 1 atm to 1.2 x 107 atm. For this thermodynamic range, elements of the phase diagram such as the liquid-crystal coexistence line and the glass transition line are defined. Our results reveal good agreement between the simulation results and the known experimental values of the liquidus temperature and the glass transition temperature for the isobar p = 1 atm. The phase diagram is detailed for pressures greater than 1 x 107 atm. For the first time, the phase separation conditions at which the liquid Nb and crystalline Ni phases coexist in the system were determined.

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