A methodology of enhancing the plasticity of amorphous alloys: Elastostatic compression at room temperature

Kyoung Won Park, Chang Myeon Lee, Hwi Jun Kim, Jae Hoon Lee, Jae Chul Lee

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This study demonstrates that prolonged elastostatic compression imposed on amorphous alloys at room temperature induces permanent (homogeneous) deformation associated with structural disordering. It was found that this structural disordering is accompanied by the creation of excess free volume, which in turn enhances the room temperature plasticity. In this study, we investigated the effects of various parameters, such as stress level, flow rate and preloading time, on structural disordering at room temperature. On the basis of the present findings, a method of enhancing the plasticity of amorphous alloys is proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)529-533
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering A
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jan 15



  • Amorphous alloy
  • Atomic packing density
  • Free volume
  • Plasticity
  • Structural disordering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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