Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China
JOURNAL OF RAILWAY SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
|Vol. 9 No. 2 June 1999|
（School of Materials Science and Engineering,Jilin University of Technology, Changchun 130025, P.R China）
Abstract:The thermodynamic functions of ZrAlNiCuCo alloy in different states are calculated. By comparing the calculated thermodynamic function of the liquid with that of the glass, it is found that the glass transition with a small transition activation energy could be considered as a thermodynamic transition. Kauzmann temperature is determined by either an isentropic condition or Vogel-Fulcher law.
Key words: ZrAlNiCuCo alloy glass transition thermodynamic function Kauzmann temperature