The pressure effect on the crystallization of the Al89La6Ni5 amorphous alloy has been investigated by in situ high-pressure and high-temperature x-ray powder diffraction using synchrotron radiation. The amorphous alloy crystallizes in two steps in the pressure range studied (0-4 GPa). The first process, corresponding to simultaneous precipitation of fcc-Al crystals and the metastable bcc-(AlNi)(11)La-3-like phase, is governed by a eutectic reaction. The second process corresponds to the transformation of a residual amorphous alloy into fcc-Al, Al11La3, Al3Ni, and as yet unidentified phase(s). The applied pressure strongly affects the crystallization processes of the amorphous alloy. Both temperatures first decrease with pressure in the pressure range of 0-1 GPa and then increase with pressure up to 4 GPa. The results are discussed with reference to competing processes between the thermodynamic potential barrier and the diffusion activation energy under pressure. (C) 2000 American Institute of Physics.
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Zhuang, Y., Jiang, J., Zhou, T. J., Rasmussen, H. K., Gerward, L., Mezouar, M., Crichton, W., & Inoue, A. (2000). Pressure effects on Al89La6Ni5 amorphous alloy crystallization. Applied Physics Letters, 77(25), 4133-4135. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1332409