Lightweight Ti-based bulk metallic glasses excluding late transition metals

Gang Duan, Aaron Wiest, Mary Laura Lind, Annelen Kahl, William L. Johnson

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Lightweight Ti-based bulk amorphous structural metals with more than double the specific strength of conventional titanium alloys have been discovered. Thermal, elastic and mechanical properties of these metallic glasses were studied and are presented. These amorphous alloys exhibit good glass-forming ability, exceptional thermal stability and high strength. The research results have important implications for designing and developing low-density bulk metallic glasses. The technological potential of this class of lightweight Ti-based glassy alloys as structural metals is very promising.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)465-468
Number of pages4
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number6
StatePublished - Mar 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Bulk metallic glass
  • Late transition metals
  • Lightweight
  • Ti-based

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys


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