Effects of annealing on mechanical behavior of Zr–Ti–Ni thin film metallic glasses

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Author(s)

  • Chu-Shuan Chen
  • Pakman Yiu
  • Chia-Lin Li
  • Jinn P. Chu
  • Chun-Hway Hsueh

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)258-264
Journal / PublicationMaterials Science & Engineering A
Volume608
Online published2 May 2014
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2014

Abstract

Zr46Ti26Ni28 thin film metallic glass was fabricated by radio frequency magnetron single target sputtering on Si and stainless steel substrates. The as-deposited film was found to be fully amorphous with high glass transition and crystallization temperatures of 466 °C and 502 °C, respectively. Its hardness progressively increased from 6.2 GPa to as high as 11.1 GPa when subjected to annealing near the glass-transition temperature at 450 °C. It was also of good adhesive strength and scratch resistance after the annealing treatment at 400 °C. Transmission electron microscopy results revealed annealing-induced nanocrystals that accounted for such superior mechanical properties. With the above unique properties, Zr-Ti-Ni thin film metallic glass has the potential for the fabrication of high strength micro parts and protective coating. © 2014 Elsevier B.V.

Research Area(s)

  • Amorphous alloys, Annealing, Hardness measurement, Mechanical characterization, Nanoindentation, Shear bands

Citation Format(s)

Effects of annealing on mechanical behavior of Zr–Ti–Ni thin film metallic glasses. / Chen, Chu-Shuan; Yiu, Pakman; Li, Chia-Lin et al.
In: Materials Science & Engineering A, Vol. 608, 01.07.2014, p. 258-264.

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 21 - Publication in refereed journalpeer-review