Consolidation of [(Fe0.5Co0.5)0.75Si 0.05B0.2]96Nb4 metallic glassy powder by SPS method

N. Yodoshi, R. Yamada, A. Kawasaki, R. Watanabe

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Metallic glasses have been reported to exhibit excellent properties, such as high strength, high corrosion resistance, high wear resistance, which result from their amorphous structure. Because of a drastic reduction in their viscosities in supercooled liquid region, metallic glasses have an excellent workability through viscous deformation for the production of various industrial parts. Recently, much attention has been paid to Fe-based metallic glasses because of their rich resources in addition to their excellent mechanical and magnetic properties. However, due to their poor glass-forming ability, the size of the Fe-based bulk metallic glass by conventional casting techniques is limited. In the present investigation, nearly fully densified disk-shaped compacts of [(Fe0.5Co0.5)0.75Sio 0.5Bo0.2.2]96Nb4 metallic glass were produced from a gas-atomized amorphous powder by spark plasma sintering (SPS). The processing temperature and the time that assure the supercooled liquid state of the compacts were determined from the Time-Temperature-Transformation (ttt) diagram that was constructed by isothermal differential scanning calorimetry. The mechanical properties of the consolidated samples were evaluated by compression test. Comparatively low values of the fracture stress. Young's modulus and yielding stress of SPSed sample compared to the casted samples were observed, which is discussed on the basis of the integrity of the interparticle bonding.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2264-2269
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Transactions
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Sep


  • Bulk metallic glass
  • Densification control
  • Metallic glassy powders
  • Powder consolidation
  • Spark plasma sintering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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