Akihisa Inoue

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The lack of new functional applications for metallic glasses hampers further development of these fascinating materials. In this letter, we report for the first time that the MgZn-based metallic glass powders have excellent functional ability in degrading azo dyes which are typical organic water pollutants. Their azo dye degradation efficiency is about 1000(More)
Authors stressed an importance of low oxygen content of slowly cooled ingots for the homogeneous amorphous half top layers of arc-melted button ingots. The quenching procedure was also not favored to produce amorphous top layers. However authors made a liquid quenching machine to enhance the cooling speed. Photographs Figs.4(b) and 5 are troublesome.(More)
Nanostructured Al–Fe alloys produced by e-beam deposition: static and dynamic tensile properties Abstract Three different aluminum–iron alloys were produced by electron-beam deposition with the iron content in the range 1.15–1.71 at.%. These alloys did not contain any identifiable iron-bearing particles, and exhibited full density with high-angle grain(More)
The high plasticity of metallic glasses is highly desirable for a wide range of novel engineering applications. However, the physical origin of the ductile/brittle behaviour of metallic glasses with various compositions and thermal histories has not been fully clarified. Here we have found that metallic glasses with compositions at or near intermetallic(More)
Enhancement and control of carrier lifetimes in p-type 4H-SiC epilayers The origin of high surface spin-flip rate in metallic nonlocal spin valves Appl. Oxidation stress evolution and relaxation of oxide film/metal substrate system Oxygen partial pressure dependence of the SiC oxidation process studied by in-situ spectroscopic ellipsometry Metallic glasses(More)
We present the rational synthesis of nanoporous CuS for the first time by chemical dealloying method. The morphologies of the CuS catalysts are controlled by the composition of the original amorphous alloys. Nanoporous Cu2S is firstly formed during the chemical dealloying process, and then the Cu2S transforms into CuS. The nanoporous CuS exhibits excellent(More)
This paper reviews the influence of alloying elements Mo, Nb, Ta and Ni on glass formation and corrosion resistance of Cu-based bulk metallic glasses (BMGs). In order to obtain basic knowledge for application to the industry, corrosion resistance of the Cu-Hf-Ti-(Mo, Nb, Ta, Ni) and Cu-Zr-Ag-Al-(Nb) bulk glassy alloy systems in various solutions are(More)
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