Synthesis of Cu-Based Bulk Metallic Glass Matrix Composites by Warm Processing of Gas Atomized Powders
The bulk metallic glass matrix composite comprising Cu54Ni6Zr22Ti18 metallic glass powder and ductile brass powder was fabricated by the warm process. The warm process was carried out by spark plasma sintering, which led to the homogeneous distribution of both phases of brass and metallic glass without pores. The metallic glass matrix composite material exhibits the same crystallization behavior of the metallic glass powder. A compressive strength of 1.0 GPa with a plastic strain of 3 % was obtained in the present metallic glass composite. The composite with enhanced strength and ductility was successfully achieved by introducing a ductile phase in the hard bulk metallic glass.
Z.Y. Zhong, H. Saka, T.H. Kim, E.A. Holm, Y.F. Han and X.S. Xie
J.K. Lee et al., "Synthesis of Cu-Based Bulk Metallic Glass Matrix Composites by Warm Processing of Gas Atomized Powders", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 475-479, pp. 3419-3422, 2005