Glass forming ability and mechanical properties of new ni-based bulk metallic glasses

Song Li, Guoqiang Xie, Dmitri V. Louzguine-Luzgin, Akihisa Inoue

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New Ni-Zr-Cu-Ti-Al bulk metallic glasses (BMGs) were fabricated on the basis of ternary Ni-Zr-Al alloys. The addition of Cu and Ti increased the glass-forming ability (GFA) of Ni-Zr-Al alloys. These BMGs exhibited high thermal stability and relatively large supercooled-liquid region. With the substitution of Ni by Cu from 0 to 19.2 at%, the GFA of Ni-Zr-Ti-Al alloys was enhanced and its glass transition temperature Tg, onset crystallization temperature Tx, and onset melting temperature T m all decreased. When Cu content was 24at%, the GFA decreased again. The BMG rod with a maximum diameter of 2 mm was fabricated in the Ni 43.7Zr19.2Cu19.2Ti13.9Al 4 alloy and the compression tests indicated that it had high fracture strength of about 2400MPa, Young's modulus of 121 GPa, elastic strain of 0.02 and plastic strain of 0.009 at ambient temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)494-497
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Transactions
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Mar


  • Bulk metallic glass
  • Glass-forming ability
  • Mechanical properties


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