Ultraviolet light irradiation on pitting corrosion of Cu-based bulk metallic glasses

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345-348
Journal / PublicationJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Online published27 Nov 2015
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2016
Externally publishedYes


We report the observation that UV irradiation substantially improves pitting corrosion resistance of Cu-based bulk metallic glasses. Specifically, two Cu-based bulk metallic glasses in this study showed more stable passive films under UV irradiation than under irradiation-free condition when polarized in 3.5 wt.% NaCl aqueous solution. This finding indicates that Cu-based bulk metallic glasses are promising to serve in high UV irradiation and corrosive environments.

Research Area(s)

  • Corrosion, Metallic glasses, Scanning electron microscopy