Synthesis of New Ni-Ta-Based Bulk Glassy Alloy with High Fracture Strength of over 3000 MPa
The addition of Ti and Zr to Ni-Ta binary alloys is effective for the increase in stabilization of supercooled liquid and glass-forming ability (GFA). As the Ti content increases, the supercooled liquid region Tx and reduced glass transition temperature (Tg/Tl) of Ni60Ta40-xTix glassy alloys increase, show maximum values of 63 K at 20 at.%Ti and 0.589 at 25 at.%Ti, respectively, and then gradually decrease. The addition of 5 at.% Zr to Ni-Ta-Ti alloys lowers liquidus temperature (Tl), resulting in the higher Tg/Tl values of 0.600. The best GFA were obtained for Ni60Ta15Ti20Zr5 and Ni60Ta20Ti15Zr5 alloys and the glassy alloy samples with a diameter of 1.0 mm were fabricated. The new Ni-Ta-based bulk glassy alloys exhibit high Tg of ~897 K, large ΔTx of ~74 K, high strength of over 3180 MPa with plastic strains of ~0.4% and excellent corrosion resistance in 1 N HCl solution.
Young Won Chang, Nack J. Kim and Chong Soo Lee
W. Zhang et al., "Synthesis of New Ni-Ta-Based Bulk Glassy Alloy with High Fracture Strength of over 3000 MPa", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 561-565, pp. 1421-1424, 2007