Fine Crystalline Phase Dispersion in Zr-Based Bulk Metallic Glass by Laser Irradiation
Bulk metallic glass (BMG) exhibits remarkable properties such as high strength, good stiffness and good corrosion resistance. However, the wear resistance of amorphous metals is not excellent as expected their high strength. It is thought that large local shear bands easily change into cracks for debris formation. The effective obstruction of shear band formation might be applied to improve the wear resistance of BMG. In this study, we tried to suppress shear band deformation by fine crystalline phase dispersion formed by semi-conductor laser irradiation. The microstructures of irradiated Zr-based BMG specimens were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscope (SEM). The fine dispersions of crystalline phases are observed in the amorphous matrix. The optimum condition for laser irradiation was discussed.
Young Won Chang, Nack J. Kim and Chong Soo Lee
R. Ikutomo et al., "Fine Crystalline Phase Dispersion in Zr-Based Bulk Metallic Glass by Laser Irradiation", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 26-28, pp. 747-750, 2007