Effect of minor addition of Zr on the oxidation behavior of Ti-Cu metallic glasses

Sung Hyun Park, Ka Ram Lim, Min Young Na, Kang Cheol Kim, Won Tae Kim, Do Hyang Kim

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The oxidation behavior of (TiCu)100-XZrX (x=3, 5, 7 at%) amorphous alloy during continuous heating up to 1073 K has been investigated. The weight-gain due to oxidation occurs in a two-step mode. The first-step oxidation (630~730 K) is associated with supercooled liquid region. The oxidation layer consists of intermixed TiO2 + ZrO2 layer at outer side and amorphous oxide layer at inner side. The oxidation rate at the second-step above 880 K becomes significantly different depending on the Zr content. In x=3 alloy, the oxidation layer consists of TiO2 layer at outer side, intermixed TiO2 + ZrO2 layer, and Ti3Cu3O layer at inner side. As the fraction of ZrO2 increases in x=5 and 7 alloys, the growth of oxide layer is accelerated due to provision of easier diffusion path in the intermixed oxide layer, forming intermixed multi-phase (TiO2 + ZrO2 + Ti3Cu3O + Cu51Zr14) oxide layer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-235
Number of pages7
JournalMetals and Materials International
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Mar 1

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© 2016, The Korean Institute of Metals and Materials and Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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