Fe-(Cr,Mo)-(C,B)-Tm bulk metallic glasses with high strength and high glass-forming ability

Kenji Amiya, Akihisa Inoue

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The glass-forming ability and mechanical properties of (Fe,Co)-(Cr,Mo)-(C, B)-Tm glassy alloys have been investigated. The (Fe,Co)48Cr 15Mo14C15B6Tm2 glassy alloys were prepared in a cylindrical form with a diameter of 10mm. These alloys have high glass forming ability (CFA) enough to produce a single glassy rods with a diameter above 10 mm. The largest supercooled liquid region before crystallization in (Fe1-xCox)48Cr 15Mo14C15B6Tm2 alloys is 90 K for Co48Cr15Mo14C15B 6Tm2. These glassy alloys have high fracture strength of over 4100MPa for the entire composition range and the strength level is almost independent of Co content. The high CFA is attributed to the retardation of precipitation of the crystallized phases caused by the formation of the stabilized glassy local structure in which short-range ordered trigonal prisms are connected through glue effect of Tm element. The combination of high strength and high glass-forming ability indicates hijgh possibility of applying the (Fe, Co)-(Cr,Mo)-(C,B)-Tm glassy alloys to various industrial materials?

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1615-1618
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Transactions
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jun


  • Glass-forming ability
  • High strength
  • Iron-base system
  • Metallic glass

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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