Effects of alloying elements on glass formation, mechanical and soft-magnetic properties of Fe-based metallic glasses

Publication year: 2011
Source: Intermetallics, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 14 June 2011

Z.B., Jiao , H.X., Li , J.E., Gao , Y., Wu , Z.P., Lu

Effects of alloying additions on glass formation, mechanical and soft-magnetic properties of Fe-(Si,P,C,B)-based bulk metallic glasses (BMGs) were systemically studied in detail. It was found that the glass-forming ability (GFA) and the optimum doping content strongly depend on the electronegativity of the alloying elements, which are discussed in terms of liquid phase stability and crystallization resistance of the competing crystalline phases. These BMGs exhibit high fracture strength ranging from 2800 to 3800 MPa, which closely relates to the atomic size distribution in the alloys. Furthermore, appropriate additions of Co, Ga and Cu could improve not only the GFA but also the…

 Highlights: ► Systematically studied alloying effects on glass formation, mechanical and magnetic properties of Fe-based BMGs. ► Developed several new BMGs with a unique combination of high saturation magnetization and glass-forming ability. ► The GFA strongly depends on the electronegativity of the alloying element. ► Dependence of the saturation magnetization on alloying elements can be understood from diluting and coupling mechanisms.