Effect of Fe-C alloy additions on properties of Cu-Zr-Ti metallic glasses

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  • The effect of Fe-C alloy additions on thermal, mechanical and corrosive properties of (Cu50Zr40Ti10)1-x(Fe-C)x (x = 0–2.20 at%) alloys were systematically investigated. The results show that the Fe and C additions can enhance glass transition temperature Tg and onset crystallization temperature Tx, but narrow supercooled liquid region ΔTx. Work-hardening can be clearly observed for the Cu-based bulk metallic glasses (BMGs) containing Fe and C elements. The yield strength (σy), fracture strength (σf) and plastic strain (εp) are drastically increased by Fe-C alloy additions. The corrosion potential Ec increases and the corrosion current density ic decreases with increasing Fe and C contents. The studied Cu-based BMGs exhibit unique and novel anodic polarization behavior characterized by current platforms plus current serrations. The current serrations are much larger for the Cu-based BMGs with 0 ≤ x ≤ 1.32 at% than for those with 1.76 ≤ x ≤ 2.20 at%. The corrosion surface images are changed from the pits to the passive films by Fe-C alloy additions. The corrosion behavior gradually transforms from the pitting corrosion to the self-passivization with increasing Fe and C contents. The corresponding mechanisms are also discussed.
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  • Cai AH; Feng YJ; Ding DW; Liu Y; Wu H; An Q; Ning H; Zhou GJ; Peng YY
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  • 273
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  • 279
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  • 798