Ductile bulk metallic glass foams

Alan H. Brothers*, David C. Dunand

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The fabrication of open-cell bulk metalli glasses (BMG) foams was analyzed and high compressive ductility achieved by the amorphous metallic foams through strut bending was demonstrated. Optical-grade BaF2 was crushed in a mortar and pestle, sieved to isolate 212-250 μm particles, and sintered into patterns for 10 h at 1250°C under high vacuum. Patterns of 7 mm diameter were placed within thin-walled stainless steel crucibles and vacuum dried at 300°C for 30 minutes in a tube furnace. The results show that while the ductility of aluminum struts does not depend on deformation mode, that of Vit106 struts is limited to bending deformation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)484-486
Number of pages3
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 23 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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