Be-free Cu alloy exhibiting ultra-high strength and moderate tensile ductility

Sang Soo Shin, Sung Hoon Kim, Jae Chul Lee

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Using a combined technique of rapid quenching and additional thermo-mechanical treatment, we prepared the Be-free Cu alloy with an exceptional strength (1.5. GPa) together with a modest tensile ductility (~2.5%). The measured properties of the developed alloy are comparable to or well beyond those of the current Be-bearing Cu alloys and were attributed to the networked skeleton of the constituent phases modulated by a simple thermo-mechanical treatment. In this study, we report on the strategy and method used to prepare the Be-free Cu alloy with a balanced combination of high strength and tensile ductility.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-186
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering A
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jul 5

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Fundamental R&D Program for Core Technology of Materials (Grant no. 10037308 ) funded by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy, Republic of Korea.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2015 Elsevier B.V.


  • Copper alloys
  • Hot rolling
  • Mechanical properties
  • Metastable phases
  • Nanostructured materials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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