a1 Keck Laboratory of Engineering Materials, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125
a2 I. Physikalisches Institut, Universität Göttingen, 37075 Göttingen, Germany
a3 Keck Laboratory of Engineering Materials, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125
The reaction of the bulk glass forming alloy Zr41Ti14Cu12Ni10Be23 (Vit 1) with W, Ta, Mo, AlN, Al2O3, Si, graphite, and amorphous carbon was investigated. Vit 1 samples were melted and subsequently solidified after different processing times on discs of the different materials. Sessile drop examinations of the macroscopic wetting of Vit 1 on the discs as a function of temperature were carried out in situ with a digital optical camera. The reactions at the interfaces between the Vit 1 sample and the different disc materials were investigated with an electron microprobe. The structure and thermal stability of the processed Vit 1 samples were examined by x-ray diffraction and differential scanning calorimetry. The results are discussed in terms of possible applications for composite materials.
(Received December 20 1999)
(Accepted April 28 2000)