Bulk glassy alloys exhibiting high strength and good corrosion resistance were formed in (Cu0.6Zr0.3Ti0.1)100-x-y NiyNbx systems. The bulk glassy alloy rods with a diameter of 3 mm are formed in a wide composition range of 0 to 6 at%Ni and 0 to 6 at%Nb by copper mold casting. As the Nb content increases, the glass transition temperature (Tg) increases while the crystallization temperature (Tx) decreases, resulting in a decrease in ΔTx (= Tx - Tg) from 60 K at 0 at%Nb to 36 K at 5 at%Nb. The high fracture strength (σc,f) exceeding 2000 MPa is obtained for the Cu-Zr-Ti-Ni-Nb alloys containing more than 3 at%Nb and their high strength alloys also exhibit distinct plastic elongation of 0.2 to 0.8%. The corrosion resistance of the Cu-Zr-Ti bulk glassy alloy is also significantly improved by the simultaneous addition of Ni and Nb and no loss in sample weight in 1 N HCl and 3%NaCl solutions is detected for the Cu-Zr-Ti-Ni-Nb alloys containing 5 at%Ni and 6 at%Nb or 2 at%Nb, respectively. The usefulness of the simultaneous addition of Ni and Nb on the σc,f and corrosion loss in conjunction with high glass-forming ability seems to affect significant influence on the future development of bulk glassy alloys with special functional characteristics.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering