Reappraisal of the work hardening behavior of bulk amorphous matrix composites

Chang Myeon Lee, Kyoung W. Park, Jae Hoon Lee, Hong G. Lee, Jae I. Jang, Jae-chul Lee

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This paper investigates the origin of work hardening in amorphous composites by directly measuring the hardness variations of crystalline particles and amorphous matrices at various strains. The work hardening of the amorphous composites was caused predominantly by hardening of the amorphous matrices, rather than of the crystalline particles. The hardening mechanism was explained based on the kinetics and thermodynamics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)160-165
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering A
Issue numberC
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jul 15


  • Amorphous alloys
  • Composite
  • Nanocrystallization
  • Work hardening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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