Laser cladding of Zr65Al7.5Ni10Cu17.5 amorphous alloy on magnesium

Tai Man Yue, Y. P. Su, H. O. Yang

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Laser cladding of amorphous alloy Zr65Al7.5Ni10Cu17.5on magnesium substrate was conducted using the blown powder method. The thickness of the coating was about 1.5 mm. The resulting microstructure, wear resistance and corrosion resistance of the coating were studied. The results of the XRD and TEM analyses showed that up to a depth of 1.1 mm, the coating had an amorphous structure, and no apparent crystalline structures were found. The coated specimen exhibited wear and corrosion resistance superior to that of the uncoated specimen: the wear loss was significantly reduced, some thirteen-fold; and the corrosion current was lowered by three orders of magnitude.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-212
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007


  • Amorphous alloy
  • Corrosion
  • Laser processing
  • Wear

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science


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