Tuning the Mechanical and Antimicrobial Performance of a Cu-Based Metallic Glass Composite through Cooling Rate Control and Annealing

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Villapun, Victor Manuel; Esat, Faye; Bull, Steve; Dover, Lynn George; Gonzalez, Sergio;
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
  • Journal: Materials,volume 10,issue 5 (issn: 1996-1944, eissn: 1996-1944)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC5459050, doi: 10.3390/ma10050506
  • Subject: QC120-168.85 | F200 | Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) | Technology | Article | antimicrobial behaviour | TA1-2040 | T | metallic glass composite | Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering | TK1-9971 | scratch hardness | Microscopy | tribological properties | scratch test | QH201-278.5 | Descriptive and experimental mechanics

The influence of cooling rate on the wear and antimicrobial performance of a Cu52Z41Al7 (at. %) bulk metallic glass (BMG) composite was studied and the results compared to those of the annealed sample (850 °C for 48 h) and to pure copper. The aim of this basic research ... View more
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