Influence of Titanium Content on Thermal, Mechanical and Corrosion Behaviour Anomalies of Nickel-Molybdenum-Silicate Bulk Metallic Glasses


This work discussed the correlation between structural, mechanical, and corrosion studies variation on the milling time of (Ni75Mo15Si10)100-xTix (x = 0, 3, 6, and 9 at.%, labeled as Tix) BMG Powder system. Rietveld’s refinement analysis is used to analyze the full pattern matching of all the powder mixtures, which helped to obtain lattice parameters, average crystallite size, and micro-strain etc. The optimum substitution of titanium content about 6 at.% in the (Ni75Mo15Si10)100-xTix BMG network (Ti6 sample) exhibits the best glass-forming ability (GFA) relatively and reduced glass transition temperature (Trg), thermal stability, mechanical and corrosive resistant properties. The corrosion behaviour of all these samples is measured via electrochemical potentiodynamic polarization method. We also aim at how the Ti content affects Ni-Mo-Si BMG network’s corrosion resistance to be used as potential material for lightweight vehicle applications.

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The author wishes to thank Prof. Jonnalagadda B Srikanth, School of Chemistry and Physics, University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN), Westville Campus, Durban, South Africa for his kind support to carryout electron microscopy images and analysis.

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Gayatri Tanuja Guddla (Lead) - Conceptualization, Satyadevi Ambadipudi and Gayatri Tanuja Guddla (Lead) - Data duration, Gayatri Tanuja Guddla and Naresh Kumar Katari (Lead) - Methodology, Vamsi Krishna Katta (Lead) - Software, Gayatri Tanuja Guddla, Balaji Rao Ravuri (lead) – Drafting.

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Guddla, G.T., Ambadipudi, S., Katta, V.K. et al. Influence of Titanium Content on Thermal, Mechanical and Corrosion Behaviour Anomalies of Nickel-Molybdenum-Silicate Bulk Metallic Glasses. Silicon (2021).

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  • Bulk metallic glasses
  • Mechanical ball milling
  • Glass forming ability
  • Microstructure
  • Polarization studies