Mechanism of the deformation-induced nanocrystallization in a Cu-based bulk amorphous alloy under uniaxial compression

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A high resolution electron microscopy examination of the fractured Cu 50Zr43Al7 amorphous alloy revealed abundant nanocrystallites that had precipitated homogeneously in an amorphous matrix. The mechanism underlying the deformation-induced nanocrystallization behavior observed in a monolithic amorphous alloy was examined from thermodynamic and kinetic perspectives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1439-1444
Number of pages6
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Apr 1



  • Amorphous alloy
  • Deformation-induced nanocrystallite
  • Uniaxial compression

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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