Microwave sintering of Ni-based bulk metallic glass matrix composite in a single-mode applicator

Song Li, Guoqiang Xie, Dmitri V. Louzguine-Luzgin, Ziping Cao, Noboru Yoshikawa, Motoyasu Sato, Akihisa Inoue

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Microwave (MW) heating and sintering of Ni-based bulk metallic glass matrix composite, consisting of gas-atomized Ni52.5Zr15Nb 10Ti15Pt7.5 glassy alloy and tin powders, was performed without external pressure by using a single-mode applicator. These powders could be heated well in the magnetic field maximum, but not heated enough in the electric field maximum. A bulk sintered body with the retention of the amorphous phase was obtained below 783 K in an inert atmosphere. The addition of Sn particles promoted the densification of the sintered Ni 52.5Zr15Nb10Ti15Pt7.5 glassy specimen. The results suggest that the MW sintering of metallic glasses offers a flexibility of fabricating bulk metallic glasses and metallic glass matrix composites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2850-2853
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Transactions
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec


  • Composite
  • E- And H-field
  • Metallic glassy powders
  • Microwave sintering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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