Schroers, Jan and Lohwongwatana, Boonrat and Johnson, William L. and Peker, Atakan (2005) Gold based bulk metallic glass. Applied Physics Letters, 87 (6). Art. No. 061912. ISSN 0003-6951. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:SCHapl05
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Gold-based bulk metallic glass alloys based on Au-Cu-Si are introduced. The alloys exhibit a gold content comparable to 18-karat gold. They show very low liquidus temperature, large supercooled liquid region, and good processibility. The maximum casting thickness exceeds 5 mm in the best glassformer. Au49Ag5.5Pd2.3Cu26.9Si16.3 has a liquidus temperature of 644 K, a glass transition temperature of 401 K, and a supercooled liquid region of 58 K. The Vickers hardness of the alloys in this system is similar to 350 Hv, twice that of conventional 18-karat crystalline gold alloys. This combination of properties makes the alloys attractive for many applications including electronic, medical, dental, surface coating, and jewelry.
|Additional Information:||©2005 American Institute of Physics. Received 7 February 2005; accepted 2 June 2005; published online 3 August 2005.|
|Subject Keywords:||gold alloys; silver alloys; palladium alloys; copper alloys; silicon alloys; metallic glasses; casting; glass transition; Vickers hardness|
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|Deposited By:||Tony Diaz|
|Deposited On:||08 Jun 2006|
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