Effect of the compositional modulation on the plasticity of amorphous alloys: Shear localization viewpoint interpretation

Mi Rim Lee, Kyoung Won Park, Hyun Je Sa, Jae Chul Lee

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Abstract

Experiments have demonstrated that a moderate amount of Be added to Zr 57.5Cu38.3Al4.2 amorphous alloy enhances the plasticity of the alloy. In particular, Zr54Cu36Al 4Be6 alloy exhibited 19% of strain to fracture along with a strength exceeding 2 GPa. Energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy conducted on the Zr54Cu36Al4Be6 alloy exhibited the presence of compositional modulation, indicating that nm-scale phase separation had occurred at local regions. In this study, the role played by the nm-scale phase separation on the plasticity was investigated in terms of structural disordering, structural softening and shear localization in order to better understand the structural origin of the enhanced plasticity shown by the developed alloy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)687-693
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Korean Institute of Metals and Materials
Volume47
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • Amorphous alloy
  • Phase-separation
  • Plasticity
  • Shear localization
  • Structural disordering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys

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