Microscopic structural evolution driven by elastic loading and its influence on the mechanical properties of an amorphous alloy

Sang Chul Lee, Chang Myun Lee, Jae Woong Yang, Jae-chul Lee

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This study examined a fundamental issue as to if a compressive elastostatic loading can induce structural evolution of amorphous alloys. It was found that the elastic strain of amorphous alloys consisted of the strain components characterized by ideal elasticity, anelasticity, and viscoelasticity depending on their deformation characteristics. The strain component associated with viscoelasticity caused irreversible structural change even upon the removal of the applied stress, resulting in the generation of excess free volume. With the application of elastostatic loading, the plasticity of the pre-loaded amorphous alloy increased, while the yield strength decreased. These behaviors were analyzed using HRTEM and DSC from the perspective of the microsturctural changes characterized by the free volume generation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)545-549
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Korean Institute of Metals and Materials
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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