Tribological properties of bulk metallic glasses

E. Fleury, S. M. Lee, H. S. Ahn, W. T. Kim, D. H. Kim

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The frictional and wear behavior of several bulk metallic glasses (BMGs) were investigated at room temperature under dry sliding condition. The influence of the type of motion on the tribological properties was of particular interest. Under identical sliding condition, the BGMs investigated in this study exhibited rather similar frictional behavior, with values ranging from 0.35 to 0.43. However, the present results indicated a significant difference in the wear performance. Surface modifications in the wear tracks were found to be dependent on the counterpart material and the nature of the sliding motion, and to contribute to the variations of the tribological properties of bulk metallic glasses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)276-279
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Science & Engineering A: Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructure and Processing
Issue number1-2 SPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jul 15

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors are grateful for the financial support by the Creative Research Initiatives of the Korean Ministry of Science and Technology. Support for this work for Dr. Ahn by the same Ministry through the National Research Laboratory Program is also gratefully acknowledged.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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