Ultrahigh strength Al-based amorphous alloys containing Sc

Akihisa Inoue, Shintaro Sobu, Dmitri V. Louzguine, Hisamichi Kimura, Kenichiro Sasamori

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

66 Citations (Scopus)


Amorphous metallic alloys possess high strength characteristics, which are superior to crystalline materials. Here we report an influence of Sc addition on glass-forming ability, glass-transition behavior, supercooled liquid region, and mechanical properties of an Al84Y9Ni5Co2 glassy alloy. This paper also aims to present a promising (Al0.84Y0.09Ni0.05Co0.02 95Sc5 amorphous alloy. This alloy has an ultrahigh tensile fracture strength exceeding 1500 MPa, which surpasses those for all the other Al-based fully crystalline and amorphous alloys reported to date, in addition to high Young's modulus of 78 GPa. The fracture surface of this new alloy exhibited vein pattern typical for amorphous alloys with good ductility, and multiple shear bands were observed on the lateral surface. The ultrahigh tensile strength of the (Al0.84Y0.09Ni0.05Co0.02 95Sc5 amorphous alloy results from an increase in the interatomic constraint force by the addition of Sc, an element having highly negative enthalpy of mixing with Al, Ni, and Co and the highest chemical affinity with Al among the alloying elements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1539-1543
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Materials Research
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2004 May

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


Dive into the research topics of 'Ultrahigh strength Al-based amorphous alloys containing Sc'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this