Recent Development of Highly Corrosion Resistant Bulk Glassy Alloys
Recent development of corrosion resistant bulk glassy alloys such as Zr-, Fe-, Ni- and Cu-base alloys were presented. It was clarified that the enrichment of cations in the passive film, which is responsible to corrosion resistance, depends on both alloy composition and environment. TEM observation also made it clear that alloys lose their advantageous properties such as corrosion resistance when they are devoid of or lose amorphous structure even in part due to low glass forming ability or heating. These findings were essentially similar to those of conventional amorphous alloys.
Masaaki Naka and Toshimi Yamane
K. Asami et al., "Recent Development of Highly Corrosion Resistant Bulk Glassy Alloys ", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 502, pp. 225-230, 2005