Part of the book: Crystallization
Due to their excellent functional properties enabling their applicability in different fields of modern technology, amorphous alloys (metallic glasses) based on iron have been attracting attention of many scientists. In this chapter, the results of multidisciplinary research of five multicomponent iron-based amorphous alloys with different chemical composition, Fe81Si4B13C2, Fe79.8Ni1.5Si5.2B13C0.5, Fe75Ni2Si8B13C2, Fe73.5Cu1Nb3Si15.5B7, and Fe40Ni40P14B6, are summarized in order to study the influence of chemical composition on their physicochemical properties and functionality. The research involved thermal stability, mechanism, thermodynamics, and kinetics of microstructural transformations induced by thermal treatment and their influence on functional properties. Determination of crystallization kinetic triplets of individual phases formed in the alloys is also included. The results obtained for different alloys are compared, correlated, and discussed in terms of the alloy composition and microstructure.
Part of the book: Metallic Glasses