Mechanical properties of layered metallic glass – crystalline metal nanocomposites

Abboud, Mohammad
Motallebzadeh, Amir
Özerinç, Sezer
Metallic glasses are promising materials for engineering applications due to their high elastic limits and high hardness. One of the major drawbacks of metallic glasses is their brittle nature. One approach to improve their ductility is to utilize a metallic glass – crystalline nanocomposite. In this work, we investigated the mechanical properties of nanolayered CuTi metallic glass – nanocrystalline Ti thin films. The nanolayered structure has the potential to offer higher ductility, and CuTi-Ti is a biocompatible model system that has potential to be used as wear and corrosion resistant coatings for medical implants. We prepared thin films of CuTi-Ti with fully amorphous CuTi and nanocrystalline Ti layers. The multilayers show comparable hardness to that of single phase CuTi metallic glass coatings. Combination of high strength and ductility make nanolayered metallic glass – crystalline composites promising materials for wear resistance applications.
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M. Abboud, A. Motallebzadeh, and S. Özerinç, “Mechanical properties of layered metallic glass – crystalline metal nanocomposites,” presented at the 19th International Metallurgy and Materials Congress ( 25 - 27 October 2018), İstanbul, Türkiye, 2018, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: