Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China
JOURNAL OF RAILWAY SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
|Vol. 17 No. 3 June 2007|
（Institute of Materials Science, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200072, China）
Abstract:Hydrogen diffusion in Zr35Ni55V10 amorphous alloy was measured by chronopotentiometry. The results show that at lower molar ratio of hydrogen (x＜0.06, x=n(H)/n(M)), the diffusivity of hydrogen increases rapidly with increasing the molar ratio of hydrogen. However, when x(H)＞0.1, the diffusivity of hydrogen decreases slightly with increasing the molar ratio of hydrogen, which is similar to the change in crystalline alloy. It is proposed that hydrogen atoms mainly occupy the sites corresponding to tetrahedra with 4 Zr atoms at lower molar ratio of hydrogen. When the molar ratio of hydrogen is higher, the additional hydrogen atoms are in sites with higher energy and these sites in amorphous state are similar to these in crystalline states.
Key words: Zr35Ni55V10 alloy; amorphous materials; hydrogen diffusion; melt spinning; chronopotentiometry