Ti-Zr-V-Cu-Be BMGMCs Processed by Semi-Solid Processing
Compared with monolithic bulk-metallic glasses at room temperature, in-situ two-phase bulk metallic glass matrix composites (BMGMCs) exhibit improved toughness. However, most of in-situ BMGMCs are developed through extremely rapid cooling, during which the solidification process cannot be controlled effectively. As a consequence, the microstructures of in situ two-phase composites, even with the same composition, vary from one to another, highly depend on the cooling rate. In the present investigation, the Ti-Zr-V-Cu-Be BMGMCs was prepared by using copper mould suction process, and the evolution of microstructures at semi-solid stage was investigated. The results indicated that microstructures of billets, produced by copper mould suction and water quenching after isothermal holding at semi-solid stage, mainly contained β-Ti phase and glass matrix. Isothermal holding temperature and time interval determined the final morphology of β-Ti phase. Compression tests showed that semi-solid processing could further improve ductility of BMGMCs effectively.
Qiang Zhu, Ahmed Rassili, Stephen P. Midson and Xiao Gang Hu
H. M. Guo et al., "Ti-Zr-V-Cu-Be BMGMCs Processed by Semi-Solid Processing", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 285, pp. 111-114, 2019