Explosive Welding of ZrTiCuNiBe Bulk Metallic Glass to Crystalline Cu Plate
Metallic glass or amorphous alloys have been gaining popularity due to their low density, high strength, high fracture toughness, good corrosion and good wear resistance. Especially, bulk metallic glasses (BMGs), which are made in bulk form with a thickness of ~10mm at slow cooling rates of the order of 1~100K/s, have been noted as an industrial application. The welding to other materials becomes very important. Explosive welding of most popular Zr41.2Ti13.8Cu10Ni12.5Be22.5 bulk metallic glass to crystalline pure Cu plate is investigated in this paper and the BMG was found to retain the amorphous structure. The sound bonding with other materials is expected to push forward the application of BMGs for industrial usage.
S. Itoh, J.J. Yoh and K. Hokamoto
A. Chiba et al., "Explosive Welding of ZrTiCuNiBe Bulk Metallic Glass to Crystalline Cu Plate", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 673, pp. 119-124, 2011