Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 43, Issue 9, pp 3118–3123 | Cite as

Synthesis and characterization of bulk amorphous/amorphous composite alloys through powder metallurgy route

  • Hong-Ming Lin
  • Yu-Wei Lin
  • Pee-Yew LeeEmail author


In the present study, amorphous Ni60Nb20Zr20 and Ti50Cu28Ni15Sn7 alloy powders were synthesized separately using a mechanical alloying (MA) technique. The dual-amorphous-phased (Ti50Cu28Ni15Sn7)100−x(Ni60Nb20Zr20)x (x = 0, 10, 20, and 30 vol%) powders were prepared by mixing the corresponding amorphous powders. The dual-amorphous-phased powders were then consolidated into bulk amorphous/amorphous composite (BA/AC) alloy discs. The amorphization status of as-prepared powders and bulk BA/AC composite discs was confirmed by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The microstructure of the BA/AC discs showed that the Ni60Nb20Zr20 phase is distributed homogeneously within the Ti50Cu28Ni15Sn7 matrix. The (Ti50Cu28Ni15Sn7)70(Ni60Nb20Zr20)30 BA/AC disc exhibited a relative density of 96.6% and its Vickers microhardness was 726 kg/mm2.


Differential Scanning Calorimeter Mechanical Alloy Composite Powder Bulk Metallic Glass Vickers Microhardness 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Materials EngineeringTatung UniversityTaipeiTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringNational Cheng Kung UniversityTainanTaiwan
  3. 3.Institute of Materials EngineeringNational Taiwan Ocean UniversityKeelungTaiwan

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