Processing and structure of open-celled amorphous metal foams

A. H. Brothers, R. Scheunemann, J. D. DeFouw, D. C. Dunand*

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Amorphous metallic foams with an open-cell structure are processed with the salt replication method by infiltration of a sintered salt pattern with liquid Vit 106, a Zr-based bulk metallic glass. After pattern removal in nitric acid, the Vit 106 foams exhibit highly uniform pores, about 250 μm in size, and relative densities in the range 15-22%. Processing parameters, including pattern selection, sintering, and removal, are investigated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)335-339
Number of pages5
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 2005


  • Foaming
  • Foams
  • Liquid infiltration
  • Metallic glasses
  • Processing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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