A report describes a study of the relationships between (1) the viscosities and specific volumes of Ni/Zr melts and (2) the formability of Ni/Zr-alloy metallic glasses. Experiments were performed on electrostatically levitated, radiantly heated molten specimens of two compound-forming and two eutectic Ni/Zr alloys, using noncontact diagnostic instrumentation.

This work was done by Won-Kyu Rhim, Kenichi Ohsaka, and Sang K. Chung of Caltech for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. NPO-20368


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