Microstructural evolution of an elastostatically compressed amorphous alloy and its influence on the mechanical properties

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

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This paper discusses whether or not permanent deformation occurs even at a stress level below the yield strength. The application of an elastostatic stress causes deformation on an amorphous alloy in such a manner that its deformation behavior is characterized by ideal elasticity, anelasticity, and viscoelasticity. Among the strain components, viscoelasticity caused irreversible structural changes even after removing the applied stress. These behaviors were analyzed from the perspective of the microstructural changes characterized by the generation of free volume.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)591-594
Number of pages4
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Apr 1



  • Bulk amorphous alloy
  • Free volume
  • Plasticity
  • Static loading

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Metals and Alloys

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