Improved wear resistance through surface modification of Zr 50Cu30Ni10Al10 bulk glassy alloys

Yoshihiko Yokoyama, Shinji Fukumoto, Yoshihiro Oka, Mitsuyasu Yatsuzuka, Harushige Tsubakino, Akihisa Inoue

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We examined the surface modifications of Zr50Cu 30Ni10Al10 bulk glassy alloys, including oxidization, nitriding, and diamond-like carbon (DLC) coating to improve wear resistance. Wear abrasion in bulk glassy alloys begins with the formation of shear bands, as in cold-rolled structures. Ultimately, lamellar tearing occurs in the lamellar structure of the shear band in the wear region. Surface modification effectively reduces the wear abrasion corresponding to the easy formation of the shear band. Bulk glassy alloy coated with DLC has outstanding wear resistance due to its low surface-friction coefficient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1999-2005
Number of pages7
JournalMaterials Transactions
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Aug


  • Surface diamond-like carbon (DLC) coating
  • Surface minding
  • Surface oxidization
  • Wear test
  • ZrCuNiAl cast bulk glassy alloy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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