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Structure and Thermal Properties of an Al-Based Metallic Glass-Polymer Composite

National University of Science and Technology MISIS, Leninsky prosp., 4, Moscow 119049, Russia
Erich Schmid Institute of Materials Science, Austrian Academy of Sciences, 8700 Leoben, Austria
Key Laboratory of Magnetic Materials and Devices, and Zhejiang Province Key Laboratory of Magnetic Materials and Application Technology, Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ningbo 315201, China
WPI Advanced Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8577, Japan
Mathematics for Advanced Materials-OIL, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Sendai 980-8577, Japan
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Metals 2018, 8(12), 1037;
Received: 30 October 2018 / Revised: 21 November 2018 / Accepted: 4 December 2018 / Published: 7 December 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advanced Non-Equilibrium Metallic Materials)
A composite material based on polyethylene terephthalate (PET, about 1% by mass) and Al85Y8Ni5Co2 metallic glass was obtained by mechanical alloying and consequent spark plasma sintering. The spark plasma sintering was performed at a temperature near to the super cooled liquid region of the metallic glass. Mechanical properties and the structural characterization of the composite material were obtained. It was conceived that composite samples (Al85Y8Ni5Co2/PET) have a better thermal conductivity in comparison with pure PET samples. The formation of the crystalline phases causes degradation of physical properties. It was calculated that the activation energy for crystallization of the Al85Ni5Y8Co2 metallic glass is higher than that of the other types of metallic glasses (Mg67.5Ca5Zn27.5 and Cu54Pd28P18) used for composite preparation previously. This denotes a good thermal stability of the chosen metallic glass. View Full-Text
Keywords: composites; metallic glass; thermal properties; spark plasma sintering composites; metallic glass; thermal properties; spark plasma sintering
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Zadorozhnyy, V.; Churyukanova, M.; Stepashkin, A.; Zadorozhnyy, M.; Sharma, A.; Moskovskikh, D.; Wang, J.; Shabanova, E.; Ketov, S.; Louzguine-Luzgin, D.; Kaloshkin, S. Structure and Thermal Properties of an Al-Based Metallic Glass-Polymer Composite. Metals 2018, 8, 1037.

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