The role of casting temperature in preparation of bulk metallic glasses

Wang, Hao (2010) The role of casting temperature in preparation of bulk metallic glasses. In: 6th International Conference on Processing and Manufacturing of Advanced Materials (THERMEC 2009), 25-29 Aug 2009, Berlin, Germany.


In the past research on bulk metallic glasses (BMGs) has been concentrated on searching for alloy composition to obtain high glass forming ability. Very few studies are on the effect of processing condition on glass forming ability of BMGs. In this study, we have prepared CuZr-based BMGs at different casting temperatures. Increasing casting temperature increases glass forming ability and decreases the amount of the crystalline phase during BMG solidification. At a high casting temperature 1723 K, fully amorphous sample is obtained at a size of 2 mm in diameter. While under the lower casting temperatures (1523 K and 1323 K), crystalline CuZr phases exist. The formation of the crystalline phase is attributed to the initial crystals or cluster survived in the BMG melt during ingot remelting. The study indicates that casting temperature can be used as the controlling parameter to produce purely amorphous materials or crystalline CuZr-phase reinforced BMG composites, and the mechanical properties and thermal stability of the BMG composites can be tailored by the amount of the crystalline phase existed in the materials.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to Accepted version, in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2010 10:11
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 03:59
Uncontrolled Keywords: BMG matrix composites; bulk metallic glass; casting temperature; glass forming ability
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091206 Glass
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090503 Construction Materials
09 Engineering > 0910 Manufacturing Engineering > 091006 Manufacturing Processes and Technologies (excl. Textiles)
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 86 Manufacturing > 8610 Ceramics, Glass and Industrial Mineral Products > 861005 Structural Glass and Glass Products
Identification Number or DOI: 10.4028/

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