The effect of the microalloying of Hf on the corrosion behavior of ZrCuNiAl bulk metallic glass

L. Liu, C. L. Qiu, H. Zou, Kang Cheung Chan

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Bulk metallic glasses of Zr65-xHfxCu17.5Ni10Al7.5with Hf = 0 and 1 at.% and bulk metallic glass composite with Hf = 2 at.% were prepared by copper mould casting. The corrosion behavior of the alloys obtained were investigated in 3% NaCl, 1N H2SO4,and 1N HCl solutions, respectively, by electrochemical measurements. It is found that all three alloys are spontaneously passivated in 3% NaCl and 1N H2SO4solutions, but exhibit active dissolution in 1N HCl solution. The single amorphous phase of BMG with 1 at.% Hf shows excellent corrosion resistance in 3% NaCl solution due to the structural and chemical homogeneousness of the amorphous phase and to the effect of Hf on promoting the formation of protective film.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)144-148
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 16 Aug 2005


  • Corrosion
  • Microalloying of Hf
  • Zr-based bulk metallic glass

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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