Corrosion-resistant amorphous surface alloys

K. Hashimoto, N. Kumagai, H. Yoshioka, J. H. Kim, E. Akiyama, H. Habazaki, S. Mrowec, A. Kawashima, K. Asami

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This is a review of laser and electron beam processing and sputter deposition for the preparation of corrosion-resistant amorphous surface alloys and of the characteristics of thus prepared surface alloys. Amorphous surface alloys with a large surface area were prepared by repetition of instantaneous melting of a very restricted volume of the surface by irradiation with a CO2 laser or electron beam and subsequent self quenching by the cold bulk substrates. The materials consisting of the amorphous surface alloys and bulk crystalline metals are quite suitable for corrosion-resistant materials with other specific properties. Sputter deposition was used for preparation of various amorphous alloys such as Al-Ti, Al-Zr, Al-Nb, Al-Ta, Al-Cr, Al-Mo, Al-W, Cr-Ti, Cr-Zr, Cr-Nb, Cr-Ta, Cu-Nb and Cu-Ta. The corrosion resistance of amorphous aluminum alloys was very high and could be changed from that comparable to 304 stainless steels to that far exceeding corrosion-resistant nickel-base alloys by changing the alloying element and its concentration. The corrosion rates of amorphous chomium-valve metal alloys are several orders of magnitude lower than those of alloy constituting elements. The amorphous Al-Mo alloys show high resistance to both sulfidation and oxidation at high temperatures. Sputter deposition is a potential method to produce new materials with specific properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-370
Number of pages8
JournalCorrosion Science
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 1993


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