Enhancement of strength and corrosion resistance of copper wires by metallic glass coating

P. Yu, Kang Cheung Chan, L. Xia, H. B. Yu, H. Y. Bai

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Metallic glass was coated on copper (Cu) wires for enhancing their strength and corrosion resistance. The metallic glass coating has strong cohesion to the copper, and can effectively protect the wires from external forces and corrosive environments. Compared with bare Cu wires, the yield strength and the elastic strain limit of the coated wires have been significantly increased. The excellent corrosion resistance of the metallic glass coating has also provided essential shielding of the wires from chloride-containing electrolyte environments. The experimental results present a new technique for strengthening and enhancing the corrosion resistance of copper wires.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2451-2454
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Transactions
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2009


  • Coating
  • Copper wires
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Metallic glass

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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