Fabrication, properties and applications of bulk glassy alloys in late transition metal-based systems

Akihisa Inoue, Baolong Shen, Akira Takeuchi

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This paper reviews our recent results of the formation, fundamental properties, workability and applications of late transition metal (LTM)-based bulk glassy alloys (BGAs) developed since 1995. The BGAs were obtained in Fe-(Al,Ga)-(P,C,B,Si), Fe-(Cr,Mo)-(C,B), Fe-(Zr,Hf,Nb,Ta)-B, Fe-Ln-B (Ln = lanthanide metal), Fe-B-Si-Nb and Fe-Nd-Al for Fe-based alloys, Co-(Ta,Mo)-B and Co-B-Si-Nb for Co-based alloys, Ni-Nb-(Ti,Zr)-(Co,Ni) for Ni-based alloys, and Cu-Ti-(Zr,Hf), Cu-Al-(Zr,Hf), Cu-Ti-(Zr,Hf)-(Ni,Co) and Cu-Al-(Zr,Hf)-(Ag,Pd) for Cu-based alloys. These BGAs exhibit useful properties of high mechanical strength, large elastic elongation and high corrosion resistance. In addition, Fe- and Co-based glassy alloys have good soft magnetic properties which cannot be obtained for amorphous and crystalline type magnetic alloys. The Fe- and Ni-based BGAs have already been used in some application fields. These LTM-based BGAs are promising as new metallic engineering materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-25
Number of pages8
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering A
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 15


  • Applications
  • Bulk glassy alloys
  • Fabrication
  • Late transition metal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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