Investigations on the mechanical deformation of amorphous alloy nanowires using phase-field modeling and thermodynamics avalanche models

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The relations between the mechanical properties of amorphous alloy nanowires and their intrinsic deformation defects are elucidated. In particular, the size effects on the deformation mechanisms which are caused by the density of deformation defects in the interiors of nanowires are quantitatively determined by phase-field modeling. The simulation provides deep insights into the emergence of ductility in amorphous alloy nanowires. The fractures of the amorphous alloy nanowires are found to be well characterized by an avalanche model with some features of self-organized criticality.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTMS 2017 146th Annual Meeting & Exhibition Supplemental, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783319514925
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Event146th Annual Meeting and Exhibition Supplemental, TMS 2017 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 26 Feb 20172 Mar 2017

Publication series

NameMinerals, Metals and Materials Series
VolumePart F6
ISSN (Print)2367-1181
ISSN (Electronic)2367-1696


Conference146th Annual Meeting and Exhibition Supplemental, TMS 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego


  • Amorphous alloys
  • Avalanche model
  • Fracture
  • Phase-field modeling
  • Size effects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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