Explosive welding of ZrTiCuNiBe bulk metallic glass to crystalline Cu plate

Akira Chiba, Yoshihito Kawamura, Minoru Nishida, Takateru Yamamuro

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Metallic glass or amorphous alloys have been gaining popularity due to their low density, high strength, high fracture toughness, good corrosion and good wear resistance. Especially, bulk metallic glasses (BMGs), which are made in bulk form with a thickness of ∼10mm at slow cooling rates of the order of 1∼100K/s, have been noted as an industrial application. The welding to other materials becomes very important. Explosive welding of most popular Zr41.2Ti13.8Cu10Ni12.5Be 22.5 bulk metallic glass to crystalline pure Cu plate is investigated in this paper and the BMG was found to retain the amorphous structure. The sound bonding with other materials is expected to push forward the application of BMGs for industrial usage.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExplosion, Shock Wave and High-Energy Reaction Phenomena, ESHP 2010
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783037850183
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
ISSN (Print)0255-5476
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9752

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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