A development of Ti-based bulk metallic glass

Y. C. Kim, W. T. Kim, D. H. Kim

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The thermal property, crystallization behavior, glass forming ability (GFA) and mechanical properties of Ti-based amorphous alloys were studied by using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), X-ray diffractometry, transmission electron microscopy and compressive test. These alloys were developed systematically by considering atomic size and interaction parameters between constituting elements. Partial replacement of Cu by Be and Ti by Zr in Ti-Cu-Ni-Sn alloy improved the GFA. Fully amorphous rods, of diameter 2, 5 and 8mm, could be fabricated by injection casting Ti50Cu25Ni15Sn3Be7, Ti45Cu25Ni15Sn3Be7Zr5 and Ti40Zr25Ni8Cu9Be18 alloys, respectively. The Trg(=Tg/Tl) and γ (=Tx/(Tg+Tl)) parameter shows a relatively good agreement with the maximum diameter of bulk glass, while δTx has poor relationship with the GFA of alloys. The bulk amorphous alloys exhibit high compressive strength of approximately 2500MPa with good ductility.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-135
Number of pages9
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering A
Issue number1-2 SPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jul

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work is supported by Creative Research Initiatives of the Korean Ministry of Science and Technology. W.T. Kim also thanks for the partial financial support from the Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) of the 21st Century Frontier R&D Program funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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