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Microstructural Kinetics Group

Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy

Studying at Cambridge


Owain Houghton

Owain Houghton

Goldsmiths' PhD Studentship: Metallic glasses based on precious metals

Office Phone: 34357

Research Interests

My research interest is improving the tarnish resistance of gold-based bulk metallic glasses (BMGs). The partitioning of elemental copper and internal oxidation of silicon leads to abnormally fast tarnishing of these alloys.

Gold-based BMGs are an exciting development for jewellery applications. They offer the possibility of more wear and scratch-resistant jewellery pieces, whilst also opening up new possibilities for design through thermoplastic forming processing.

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