Realizing a large specific area in disordered metallic glasses is of great scientific and technological importance. Here we report a nanoporous multicomponent metallic glass fabricated by the combination of selective phase dissolution and passivation of a spinodally decomposed glassy precursor. The nanoporous metallic glass shows superior hydrogen uptake performance by taking advantage of the large specific surface area of the nanoporous structure and the high diffusivity of hydrogen in metallic glasses. The facile route of selective corrosion and passivation, decoupling the galvanic corrosion and alloy stability, opens a new avenue for functionalizing metallic glasses as a large-surface area and lightweight material for various structural and functional applications.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Chemical Engineering(all)
- Materials Chemistry