Enhanced plasticity by phase separation in CuZrAl bulk metallic glass with micro-addition of Fe

J. Pan, L. Liu, Kang Cheung Chan

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A significant enhancement of the room-temperature plasticity was realized by the micro-addition of 1 at% Fe in a CuZrAl bulk metallic glass (BMG). It was found that the phase separation by the formation of a Cu-rich phase and a Fe-rich phase is responsible for the improvement of plasticity of the CuZrAl BMG. The result provides a promising approach to enhance the plasticity of BMGs through compositional and structural design by microalloying.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)822-825
Number of pages4
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2009


  • Bulk metallic glass
  • Microalloying
  • Phase separation
  • Plasticity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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