, Volume 69, Issue 11, pp 2150–2155 | Cite as

Amorphous Metallic Alloys: Pathways for Enhanced Wear and Corrosion Resistance

  • Ayyagari Aditya
  • H. Felix Wu
  • Harpreet Arora
  • Sundeep MukherjeeEmail author


Amorphous metallic alloys are widely used in bulk form and as coatings for their desirable corrosion and wear behavior. Nevertheless, the effects of heat treatment and thermal cycling on these surface properties are not well understood. In this study, the corrosion and wear behavior of two Zr-based bulk metallic glasses were evaluated in as-cast and thermally relaxed states. Significant improvement in wear rate, friction coefficient, and corrosion penetration rate was seen for both alloys after thermal relaxation. A fully amorphous structure was retained with thermal relaxation below the glass transition. There was an increase in surface hardness and elastic modulus for both alloys after relaxation. The improvement in surface properties was explained based on annihilation of free volume.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ayyagari Aditya
    • 1
  • H. Felix Wu
    • 2
  • Harpreet Arora
    • 3
  • Sundeep Mukherjee
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringUniversity of North TexasDentonUSA
  2. 2.Vehicle Technologies Office, U.S. Department of EnergyWashingtonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of EngineeringShiv Nadar UniversityGautam Buddha NagarIndia

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